Diagnosis of the methods used for teaching english grammar in the Advanced English I courses during the second semester –2012 at the Foreign Languages Department of the University of El Salvador

Candelario López, Iván Alcides and Martínez Peñate, Geraldinee Karen Kiev and Rivas Sandoval, Karla Sofía and Vásquez Hernández, Marcela Carolina (2014) Diagnosis of the methods used for teaching english grammar in the Advanced English I courses during the second semester –2012 at the Foreign Languages Department of the University of El Salvador. Bachelor thesis, Universidad de El Salvador.

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Abstract

This work is divided in two main parts a bibliographical part and a small field research to contrast the theory with the practice. The bibliographical research includes information related to what some authors say about different methods and approaches for teaching grammar. On the other hand, the small field research consisted on finding out if the methods proposed by experts were being used by professors working at the FLD and if so, to what extent they were being used. As stated before, there are different methods for teaching grammar to learners of English as a second language or a foreign language. Among those methods proposed by experts there can be mentioned the following: Presentation Practice and Produce (PPP), Error Correction, Consciousness Raising and The Grammar Translation Method. These methods can be classified within two approaches depending on the way grammar is taught; that is so say, inductively or deductively. They are said to be deductive when the grammatical structures or rules are dictated to the students first (Rivers and Temperley 110). In other words learners are directly exposed to grammar rules. On the other hand, there is the inductive approach, which represents a more modern style for teaching grammar. In this approach the new grammatical structures or rules are presented to learners in a real language context (Goner, Phillips, and Walters 135) The methods under study were the grammar translation methods; presentation practice and produce, consciousness raising method and error correction; all these were related to one of the main approaches for teaching grammar, inductive and deductive approaches. The methods related to inductive grammar teaching are grammar translation method and error correction. They are said to be deductive because grammar rules are explicitly studied. The others are considered inductive methods as the cases of presentation practice and produce and consciousness raising because they give several examples of a structure without mentioning the rules; in this case students guess the rule.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Enseñanza de la gramática inglesa ; Métodos de enseñanza
Subjects: 400 Lenguas > 420 Inglés e inglés antiguo
Divisions: Facultad de Ciencias y Humanidades > Licenciatura en Idioma Inglés Opción Enseñanza
Depositing User: Master Carlos Alberto Ferrer
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2014 09:44
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2014 15:03
URI: http://ri.ues.edu.sv/id/eprint/6453

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