January 28 - Designing Pre-Task Grammar Activities: Moving Beyond the Traditional
January 28, 2022
PD 5:00 - 6:00 MST | Online Event
Dr. Leila Ranta and Dr. Majid Nikouee
It is now well accepted that grammar instruction has an important role to play in
ESL instruction, even when a task-based approach is used. The question that arises
is what kind of grammar activity to plan for. According to language learning theory,
written grammar exercises cannot possibly enable learners to immediately use new
grammatical knowledge in a communicative speaking task. What is needed are
practice activities that are similar in some way to real-world language use so that
learning is transferable. In this presentation, we will highlight the characteristics of
effective pre-task grammar practice and then present results from a recent
experimental study that illustrate the benefits of moving beyond traditional fill-in-
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