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Teaching Grammar in EFL Classrooms in Swedish Upper-Secondary School: An Empirical Study on the Use of Two Models
Mälardalen University, School of Education, Culture and Communication.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

How to teach English as a second or foreign language has been heatedly debated as long as the subject has been taught. One of the many issues regarding the teaching of English as a second or foreign language is the issue of whether or not to teach grammar, and if we teach it, how should we go about it?


This study examines two different approaches to teaching English grammar at the Swedish upper-secondary school level. Experiments were conducted in four different groups of students (a total of 64 informants were used), all from the same upper-secondary school in a medium-sized Swedish city. The experiments were based on teaching the genitive construction to the informants during a 75-minute class. The results were analyzed mainly quantitatively with the help of test results from the 64 informants; the aspect of gender differences in the results was also analyzed.


According to the study, one of the approaches seemed to be slightly superior to the other. There were also factors (other than the test results) which may speak in favour of one approach rather than the other.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 34 p.
Keyword [en]
language didactics, grammar, genitive, gender, presentation-practice-production, grammar consciousness-raising
Keyword [sv]
språkdidaktik, grammatik, genitiv, genus
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Specific Languages
URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-24509OAI: diva2:697725
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Available from: 2014-02-24 Created: 2014-02-19 Last updated: 2014-02-24Bibliographically approved

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