A Consciousness-raising Grammar Teaching Approach Based on Grammar Teaching Dilemmas

Xiaqing Liu, Yuting Dou
2017 Proceedings of the 2016 7th International Conference on Education, Management, Computer and Medicine (EMCM 2016)   unpublished
Grammar teaching has been a heated topic in the field of foreign language learning and teaching. The research of grammar teaching lies between the continuum of a series of grammar teaching dilemmas. This paper first reviews the pendulum movements of researches and their related grammar teaching approaches and methods, discusses three dilemmas involved with grammar teaching, and draws conclusions regarding to how to address with dilemmas. In view of the current situation in second language
more » ... cond language teaching, a consciousness-raising grammar teaching approach is discussed from the aspects of its concepts, characteristics, patterns and application in foreign language teaching. Literature Review There are mainly three dilemmas in grammar teaching, namely, focus on meaning vs. focus-on-forms, explicit grammar teaching vs. implicit grammar teaching, and deductive grammar teaching vs. inductive grammar teaching respectively. Dilemma 1: 'Focus on Meaning' or 'Focus-on-fomrs'. A review of language teaching and learning can give a blue-print of how research results influence the grammar teaching pendulum to swing. With
doi:10.2991/emcm-16.2017.96 fatcat:i3sbe4yzazetnk3ewjgjwjyur4