Your belief about learning and teaching grammar

Read the following two teachers’ points of view for teaching grammar and tell me to what extent you agree or disagree and justify your decision.

1. Before beginning any unit, I always look over it in the book to know the grammar rule it includes. I start the lesson with explaining that rule directly: its meaning, form and function. And then do some exercises with the class on it. I think that really helps students to do the activities well and they learn better that way.

2. I think there is no need to teach grammar explicitly or explain the rules directly. Learners will pick them up later for themselves. The precious time of the period should be focused on using the language on communication and practicing as much English as possible by students’ interaction. If they want grammar, they can be given exercises to do at home and be corrected outside the class.

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