September 2007
Volume 11, Number 2

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h2> Towards More Context and Discourse in Grammar Instruction

Marianne Celce-Murcia
University of California, Los Angeles and
American University of Armenia


This paper first discusses why the sentence-level drills still being used extensively in the teaching of grammar to second language learners have not been successful. What follows is a presentation of an innovative approach; namely, using context and discourse to present and practice grammar in more authentic and effective ways.

Keywords: EFL, ESL, grammar, syntax, pedagogy

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