An Approach for Teaching English Language Grammar To Arab Young Learners

Ebtesam A
2013 IOSR Journal of Research & Method in Education (IOSRJRME)  
Because English and Arabic are not from the same linguistic family, they display huge grammatical differences. Indeed, some elements in English grammar are not even found in Arabic. Therefore, Arab students face difficulties understanding these elements, particularly the usage and function of the verbs be, do, and have and applying the present perfect tense correctly. This paper aims to help Arab young learners overcome these difficulties by designing a new method to facilitate and accelerate
more » ... arning English grammar. This method depends on teaching each verb as a main part of a unit rather than as a small part of a grammar rule that is covered at the end of a unit, which may not serve the unit's topic. In this way, students can learn the conjugation of the verb as well as how to form questions, make negatives, and, most importantly, apply it properly in real life. Further, the present perfect tense is connected with the present, present progressive, and present perfect progressive in one unit or one chapter in order for learners to better imagine the sequence of time.
doi:10.9790/7388-0122030 fatcat:4prfp3acxrfgxeppwizu22uu5a