Teaching practical interactive grammar

Teachers are realizing that in order for students to learn grammar well, it is important to engage students in the learning process. When students interact more in the class they learn better and remember what they learned. Also, when students learn to use grammar in real life situations it sticks. We all speak for a reason and if we learn in this way it is more effective. In the words of the author of this article, Douglas Magrath, “”Salience is an important factor. Salience “involves the degree to which an item is noticed or its perceived linguistic strength.”A recent study shows that salience is a major part of lexical acquisition. Rather than just learning about grammar or words, a class will actually use the language to learn new material related to what they are doing now or planning to do in the future.”” Read the following article to learn more.

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