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Grammar Lessons: Does Teaching Standard Grammar Mean Delivering it Like a Native Speaker? - TEFL Blog


Thu, 19 Dec 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Grammar Lessons: Does Teaching Standard Grammar Mean Delivering it Like a Native Speaker? Studying and learning standard English grammar is an experience that most native speakers must also do. Furthermore, even after learning grammar in an English education system, many native speakers still make grammatical errors in their everyday conversations, and especially so when writing formal documents. Table of Contents Is clarity is over norms and rules? Is focusing on mistakes effective? Variations Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Natalie F. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Is...  [Read more]

Why Learning Grammar is Essential - TEFL Blog


Fri, 17 Jan 2020 Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences Why Learning Grammar is Essential Some may conclude that the correct usage of English grammar only matters to teachers and have no real relevance in day to day life. We have to conclude that this is incorrect because grammar, disregarding the country or the language, is the infrastructure of communication. For instance, in the simplest of examples, when a message is delivered with the correct usage of grammar, it is much more understandable and precise to comprehend the intent and meaning of that message. Table of Contents Knowing proper grammar use is key Grammar in writing Grammar to cultivate habits Improving grammar at its best Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by...  [Read more]

Entertaining Approach to Teaching Grammar - TEFL Blog


Tue, 23 Jul 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Entertaining Approach to Teaching Grammar Grammatical structures are the essential building blocks to any language, English is no exception. Without a frame, a painting will fall off the wall or lose its form. The meaning behind the words is very much the same as a painting in a frame. The ideas which are meant to be conveyed are like the characters of a painting, the grammatical tools are like the colors, the structure and order of the words are like the brushstrokes which add depth and tone to a work of art. English is art. Subjects, objects, and verbs are the colors, shapes, and tones of basic English. Table of Contents Why to teach grammar? Entertaining approach to teaching grammar Engage Elicitation and study Activate Do you...  [Read more]

The Importance of English Grammar - TEFL Blog


Mon, 19 Aug 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas The Importance of English Grammar In my opinion, Grammar plays an important role in English Learning and Teaching, because Grammar is the heart of any language. Learning English is the same as building a house and its grammar acts as a foundation and frame. Knowledge of English grammar helps us in the correction of mistakes and improvement of writing work. A person cannot learn a foreign language accurately only through a process of unconscious assimilation. Table of Contents Grammar and Linguistics 1. The formal grammar helps us speak correctly in English: 2. Grammar helps us communicate correctly: 3. Grammar helps us improve communication skills: 4. Writing and speaking in formal grammar will increase the value of personal...  [Read more]

Teaching the Core of Grammar - TEFL Blog


Thu, 15 Aug 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Teaching the Core of Grammar Grammar or grammer! The most common error in the spelling of ‘grammar’, however, it is still debatable among few teachers, whether grammar or vocabulary should be considered the most important aspect of the English language. A balanced diet makes a person healthy similarly a balanced understanding of all aspects of a language makes it complete. Table of Contents Listen to this blog post: Global Language Challenges of Teaching Grammar What is it for? Process of Teaching Grammar My Experience Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course today! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Annu M. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily...  [Read more]

Main Points of Teaching Grammar ITTT - TEFL Blog


Wed, 25 Sep 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Main Points of Teaching Grammar ITTT Grammar has for all time been vital to teaching a foreign language. It was even tantamount with teaching a foreign language. However, for some time after the increase of communicative language teaching the grouping of grammar in the curriculum was fairly vague. Some linguists declared that it was not essential to teach grammar, that it would expand robotically. Nowadays it is widely established that grammar is a vital resource in with language communicatively. Table of Contents What does grammar teach? When focusing on a grammar formation the educator considers the following: Grammar for communication Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written...  [Read more]

Why Learning Grammar is Important? - TEFL Blog


Wed, 31 Jul 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Why Learning Grammar is Important? Language is a medium of communication that helps to express our feelings, desires, and queries to the world around us. The ability to use language distinguishes humans from other animals and when we know a language, we can speak and be understood by others who know that language. Effective communication requires an understanding and recognition of the connection between a language and the people who use it. The ability to use a language requires profound knowledge that most speakers don't know that they know. Language is considered to be an infinite set of well-formulated sentences and it can be deduced by the grammar. Hence grammars are the theories of language composed of hypotheses of the...  [Read more]

The Importance of Learning Grammar - TEFL Blog


Fri, 04 Oct 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences The Importance of Learning Grammar Grammar is an important aspect of a language where learners' and teachers’ opinions vary. Some students love to find out or learn the proper usage of grammar while some wanted to do grammar exercises. While some love grammar, others hate it and think that it is the most boring part of learning a new language. Whatever your stand is, you cannot escape from learning grammar; it is vital in every sentence you read or write, speak or hear. Grammar is simply the word for the rules that people follow when they use a language. We need those rules in the same way as we need the rules in any game. Table of Contents The Power of Grammar Grammar in Daily Life Do you want to teach English abroad?...  [Read more]

The Essential Role of Grammar - TEFL Blog


Tue, 04 Feb 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas The Essential Role of Grammar Grammar is not only about vocabulary and sentence structure but also can improve our communication and ability of logical thinking. Table of Contents Why learning grammar? Misconceptions How to learn a language effectively? Functions of grammar How to improve grammar? Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Meiheriayi M. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Why learning grammar? Some people always ask a question that what is the point of learning grammar? Foreigners never learn grammar, but they speak better English than us when they travel abroad. Also...  [Read more]

Grammar: How to Teach Nouns - TEFL Blog


Tue, 25 Feb 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Grammar: How to Teach Nouns Everyone and everything that exists in this world have what it is called or known by, and that automatically is the name of that person or that thing. We can then define a noun as a name given to persons, places, animals, objects, substances, qualities, actions, and measures. Table of Contents CLASSIFICATION OF NOUNS 1. COMMON NOUN: 2. PROPER NOUN: NOTE: 3. COLLECTIVE NOUN: 4. CONCRETE NOUN: 5. ABSTRACT NOUN: 6. UNCOUNTABLE NOUN: 7. COUNTABLE NOUN: Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate NICODEMUS U. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. CLASSIFICATION OF...  [Read more]

How to Learn English Grammar - TEFL Blog


Wed, 19 Aug 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas How to Learn English Grammar In today’s world learning English is no longer a possibility, but an essential part of being a world citizen. However, we must face the fact- for some people- to learn English grammar is not so easy and fun, they hate grammar and even think it is the most boring part of learning a new language. On the other hand, others are extremely interested in learning grammar rules and practice it as much as they can. Table of Contents There are Eight Practical Steps to Learn Grammar Easily. Learn as many words as you can Talk to people Watch, Listen and Learn Ask for Correction Know the parts of speech Look for patterns Practice verb forms Use Technology in your favor Do you want to teach English abroad or...  [Read more]

Communicative Approach to Teaching Grammar - TEFL Blog


Thu, 24 Oct 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Communicative Approach to Teaching Grammar Grammar is a very important piece of learning English. Students need grammar as it gives them a handle on the language, helps them to become reflective of the language and to build fluency. The goal of a grammar lesson is to present the grammar, help the students comprehend the main points and to move into practice, which starts as controlled practice and passes to free practice. The goal for the students is to develop fluency through the grammar structure, presenting the grammar in a meaningful context. Table of Contents Why is grammar important? How to start a grammar lesson? Guided practice Student-centered approach Peer learning Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course!...  [Read more]

The Place of Grammar in TEFL - TEFL Blog


Tue, 16 Jun 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas The Place of Grammar in TEFL Grammar, more often than not, has been a subject of great scrutiny and dislike amongst students of all ages and all levels, either because they find it complicated or simply not fond about it because of the memory that the exams in school were always difficult or it was easy for the teachers to correct and put the students on the spot for being unable to differentiate between the tenses. Table of Contents Communication Goals My Experience Teaching younger students Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Roberto I. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT....  [Read more]

What is Grammar and How to Teach it to ESL Students? - TEFL Blog


Wed, 26 Feb 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas What is Grammar and How to Teach it to ESL Students? Grammar plays a very important role in learning and teaching a foreign language. What is grammar? Crystal describes grammar as “the business of taking a language to pieces, to see how it works” (as cited in Bentsen, 2017). Table of Contents Definition of Grammar Explicit Grammar Teaching Williams believes that meaning-focused instruction Communicative Approach Nunan defines communicative language teaching as Larsen-Freeman’s recommended that grammar teaching Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Meral B. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent...  [Read more]

Points to Consider When Teaching Grammar - TEFL Blog


Thu, 13 Jul 2023 Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Points to Consider When Teaching Grammar Grammar is the foundation upon which all languages are built. A good understanding of it is crucial for foreign language students to attain a sufficient level of fluency and proficiency in English and express themselves confidently and clearly. Table of Contents Importance of Grammar Challenges and Questions Careful Lesson Planning Teaching for Specific Purposes Fostering Effective Communication Are you ready to teach English as a foreign language? Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this blog post are solely those of the author, an alumni of ITTT (International TEFL and TESOL...  [Read more]

5 Simple Ideas on Teaching Grammar - TEFL Blog


Fri, 02 Aug 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas 5 Simple Ideas on Teaching Grammar I think of myself as having been fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to learn other languages at a young age. I was taught French in primary school and at home, I learned or acquired Spanish. At school, I remember my language teacher being very textbook-oriented and she focused and followed the book to the “T”. I picked up easily on the grammar because I had already learned Spanish at home and I was also very keen to learn foreign languages, especially French. The grammar didn’t seem difficult or boring to me at all because I had already been exposed to the language at a very early age. However, many students didn’t feel the same way I did and had difficulty with...  [Read more]

How Grammar Influences a Language Acquisition - TEFL Blog


Fri, 17 May 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas How Grammar Influences a Language Acquisition Teaching a language seems to have its roots precisely in teaching grammar: one of the first learning methodologies in history was grammar-translation. Used to translate Greek into Latin, it was inefficient for speech development, yet it remains one of the most popular teaching methods in education. Unfortunately, even from my own experience as a student, this is the preferred teaching method and it wasn't until recently that a more interactive way of learning was introduced in schools. Table of Contents Reasons to Learn Grammar Approaches to Teaching Grammar 1. Deductive approach 2. Inductive approach Young Learners Adult Learners Potential problems Are you ready to teach English abroad?...  [Read more]

Teaching Grammar To Young Learners Effectively - TEFL Blog


Wed, 28 Aug 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Teaching Grammar To Young Learners Effectively Given that grammar is, unquestionably, one of the fundamental pillars of essentially any language, it is therefore of utmost importance to educate learners the correct grammatical rules, and even more preferably, when the learners are of a very young age, so that they can, presumably, have a better grasp of the underlying grammatical rules before they embrace on a pursuit of more advance intellectual knowledge. Table of Contents Status of the English Grammar Games and Grammar Practical Research Anticipated Problems Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course today! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate CHUN YAN T. Please note that this...  [Read more]

7 Tips To Become Grammar-Savvy - TEFL Blog


Wed, 19 Aug 2020 Catia Pereira dos Santos Alumni Experiences 7 Tips To Become Grammar-Savvy After becoming a certified teacher in English as a second language, I put together a few reasons and benefits why students and EFL teachers around the world should become even more grammar-friendly. Table of Contents Listen to this blog post: Worksheets are worth it! It can be self- taught, too! Here below, you will find seven great tips that might help you on your grammar journey. In conclusion Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! Listen to this blog post: Why learn English grammar? What are the benefits of learning it? Grammar is right where accuracy lies! It's the key to speaking any foreign language fluently. It plays a significant role in...  [Read more]

Teaching Grammar Through Student-Centered Games - TEFL Blog


Thu, 09 Jul 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Teaching Grammar Through Student-Centered Games As a new teacher, grammar was initially very difficult for me to teach. It was difficult to demonstrate grammar patterns succinctly. Luckily, the school that I work for has provided help by having an established curriculum. The key to teaching grammar, however, has been teaching variable inputs in otherwise unchanging structures as part of student-centered games. Table of Contents Strategies on how to teach positive patterns How to teach negative patterns? Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Stephen W. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of...  [Read more]

Grammar as a Foundation for Skyscrapers - TEFL Blog


Tue, 23 Jul 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Grammar as a Foundation for Skyscrapers Nowadays, an increasing amount of people have taken on a liking on English for various purposes, thus causing heated discussion about learning English, grammar learning especially. Some contend that we shouldn’t learn grammar. While others attach great importance to English grammar. Table of Contents Grammar as a foundation Grammar as a game Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course today! Related Articles: Personally speaking, English grammar is of great essence like the foundation for the skyscrapers. Everyone who wants to master a language must have a solid grammar foundation. This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Hóng Méi Z. Please note...  [Read more]

How Grammar and Vocabulary Affect Communication - TEFL Blog


Tue, 14 May 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences How Grammar and Vocabulary Affect Communication At one time, in my role as a Speech Pathologist, I taught Foreign Accent Reduction. In assessing and treating individuals with a foreign accent I soon came to realize that the “culprit” interfering with communication was not so much the foreign accent (unless it was phenomenally strong) but rather the limited and poor grammar and vocabulary demonstrated. Table of Contents Presentation skills Perfect image Pondering upon Are you ready to master your teaching skills? Take a TEFL course today! Related Articles: Listen to this blog post: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Fay B. Presentation skills Over the past several years, in the acute care medical...  [Read more]

The Main Points of Teaching Grammar - TEFL Blog


Wed, 18 Sep 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas The Main Points of Teaching Grammar The teaching of grammar in the classroom is a fundamental issue for learning any language. The study of its methods, as well as the problems and challenges that students and educators must face, will be of invaluable help in such an interesting company. Table of Contents Understanding Concepts Grammar in Second Language Types of Materials Methodology Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Andreina H. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Understanding Concepts And teach grammar efficiently and rigorously, and if possible, enjoyable, so that...  [Read more]

The Challenge of Teaching English Grammar - TEFL Blog


Sun, 15 Oct 2023 Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas The Challenge of Teaching English Grammar One of the most intimidating requirements for many English teachers is teaching English grammar. This is due to the many components of English grammar, including, but not limited to, parts of speech, as well as past, present, and perfect tenses. Conditionals, direct and reported speech, modals, and phrasal verbs all fall under the English grammar umbrella. Table of Contents Understanding the Components of Grammar Navigating Tenses and Verb Forms Exploring Voices and Modals Mastering English Grammar Are you ready to teach English as a foreign language? Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! Disclaimer: The views...  [Read more]

How to Teach English Grammar Communicatively - TEFL Blog


Tue, 28 Apr 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas How to Teach English Grammar Communicatively In today's emphasis on quality education and the development of communicative competence in English, "English grammar "seems to be a big taboo when talking about English teaching. Most English teachers feel comfortable teaching a conversation lesson or a lesson that integrates other skills such as listening, reading, or writing. They show creativity in those lessons and include various ideas to help students improve their language skills. how ever this, however, more difficult when teaching a grammar topic. Table of Contents Goals Steps The last activity in the grammar lesson is a communicative activity, this is really the culmination of the lesson. Do you want to teach English abroad?...  [Read more]

3 Effective Tips to Master English Grammar - TEFL Blog


Fri, 14 Feb 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas 3 Effective Tips to Master English Grammar There are many views about learning English grammar. Many people think that learning English grammar is not important and unnecessary. This idea is not wrong because it depends on the purpose of your English learning. Table of Contents Essential grammar study Challenges Ways to learn English grammar: Must learn with practice Improve your English grammar by reading a lot Practice writing skills every day Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate May T. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Essential grammar study For middle and high school...  [Read more]

The Secrets of Learning Proper Grammar in an ESL Class - TEFL Blog


Mon, 02 Mar 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas The Secrets of Learning Proper Grammar in an ESL Class Learning grammar is, suffice it to say, one of the most important points to focus on. Equally, for foreign students, they need to know not just about vocabulary but how and why vocabulary “hangs” in a certain way within a sentence. In my teaching experience, grammar has been difficult from the standpoint of getting the student to agree with the fact that it is important. I’ve found that many clients have been indoctrinated into believing that grammar is “hard”, “boring” “dull” and worst of all, “unnecessary”. This has been a challenge, to say the least. As a foreign language teacher, I’ve had to not mention...  [Read more]

Grammar as a Starting Point of Your ESL Teaching - TEFL Blog


Thu, 08 Aug 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Grammar as a Starting Point of Your ESL Teaching Learning a language is acquiring the ability to produce the language and to produce the language accurately, a student needs to learn the grammar of that language. So, what is grammar? Table of Contents Listen to this blog post: Definition of Grammar Tricky Issue The Way of Explanation Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course today! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Sheila A. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Listen to this blog post: Definition of Grammar Grammar is the study of the way words are used to make sentences. It is a set of rules that provides the...  [Read more]

How do Different Groups of Students Learn Grammar? - TEFL Blog


Thu, 09 Apr 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas How do Different Groups of Students Learn Grammar? One may be keen to know what grammar is. Why do we need to learn grammar in our lives? How can I learn grammar? Table of Contents The Definition of Grammar Ways to Transfer Grammar How can I learn grammar Why is it so important for my students to learn grammar? Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Mbalenhle S. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. The Definition of Grammar Grammar is the set of rules that we follow when we speak to express our thoughts and to have a sound and meaningful conversation. It serves as an umbrella that...  [Read more]

Songs as a Tool to Teach Grammar - TEFL Blog


Thu, 08 Aug 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Songs as a Tool to Teach Grammar To begin with, I have been teaching English for more than 30 years. I teach groups of students and individuals of different ages and abilities. That is why I have always had a problem how to raise my students’ motivation, how to make my lessons interesting and exciting so that the bell at the end of the class would be for me, not for my students. I have always wanted them to be upset that the lesson is over. As a result of this research, I concluded that along with having different games, quizzes, puzzles, crosswords and project works, learning and singing songs is as challenging and helpful as doing grammar exercises. The results of learning English songs by heart is stunning. Do not think...  [Read more]

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