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2010, vol. 15, iss. 1, pp. 61-78
The role of grammar in foreign language instruction
University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Education, Sombor

emailloncarevicmira@sbb.rs, asteri@sbb.rs
Keywords: foreign language instruction; grammar; inductive and explicit grammar learning; teaching methods; computer-assisted grammar teaching
Abstract
This article addresses the role of grammar in foreign language instruction from the theoretical point of view. It outlines the basic theoretical approaches, methods and assumptions underlying the importance of grammar teaching, which the authors see as an ever-evolving, and effective pedagogical practice. The article discusses the importance of fundamental understandings of grammar concepts to effective foreign language skills acquisition and explains that knowledge of language structures contributes to better communication. Distinctions are made between the natural acquisition and grammar based instruction of foreign language. With the fading of the naturalist movement in foreign language teaching, the authors see a blending of grammar-based teaching with communicative language teaching and growing accord among academics and practitioners in terms of the positive role grammar teaching can play in foreign language instruction.
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