Why you should change your approach to Grammar Instruction | barringtonjmock

Originally posted on The Language Gym:
Introduction In most MFL and ELT classrooms grammar is usually taught deductively following a PPP (presentation, practice, production) model. A typical PPP sequence unfolds as follows:  (1) the target grammar rule is explained through a few examples (Presentation); then, (2) the structure is practised in a controlled manner, e.g.…

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Why you should change your approach to Grammar Instruction | barringtonjmock

Originally posted on The Language Gym:
Introduction In most MFL and ELT classrooms grammar is usually taught deductively following a PPP (presentation, practice, production) model. A typical PPP sequence unfolds as follows:  (1) the target grammar rule is explained through a few examples (Presentation); then, (2) the structure is practised in a controlled manner, e.g.…

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Is it really a low stakes quiz? | barringtonjmock

Originally posted on Class Teaching:
Tonight’s 15 Minute Forum was led by English teacher, Tod Brennan and focussed on the concept of low stakes quizzes. There were two aspects of Tod’s presentation; the value of low stakes quizzes for memory recall but also the importance of managing the stress levels of our students. Memory can…

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Is it really a low stakes quiz? | barringtonjmock

Originally posted on Class Teaching:
Tonight’s 15 Minute Forum was led by English teacher, Tod Brennan and focussed on the concept of low stakes quizzes. There were two aspects of Tod’s presentation; the value of low stakes quizzes for memory recall but also the importance of managing the stress levels of our students. Memory can…

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They can’t learn what they don’t notice – on the role of salience in language learning | barringtonjmock

Originally posted on The Language Gym:
The extent to which a target language structure is salient (i.e. is noticeable, stands out) is likely to affect its chances to be acquired by a learner. This is consonant with Schmidt’s (1990) Noticing hypothesis (concisely discussed here) which states that noticing a given grammar structure is the starting…

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