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Teaching GrammarI anticipate teaching grammar to be the most difficult part of teaching ESL. First of all, proper grammar is not used or understood my many fluent and native english speakers, myself included. How many people really know the difference between the past perfect and the past perfect continuous? My biggest concern is being able to communicate the precise differences the tenses without speaking a student?s native language. Some teachers take a hands-off approach to teaching grammar. That is, they simple expose them to the language and let them play around with it. This may work for young children, but it can be a problematic approach to take with young adults and older students. Children have a greater mental capacity for acquiring new language. They can pick up on the colloquial tendencies while still adhering to the proper rules of grammar. Young adults and older students will have more difficulty with the complex workings of grammatical structures. This is not to say that the teacher has to teach older students as if they are robots. However, older students need to be taught the rules, usage, and exceptions with more detail. There are two sides to this sword. Some argue that taking a controlled approach to grammar results in a difficulty when trying to produce language