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07 Jun

Approaches to the Study of Grammar

Approaches to the Study of Grammar   1. Diachronic It is a historical study that deals with the changes in grammar over a period of time.   2. Synchronic It describes the grammar of a language as it exists at a point of time.   3. Deductive A grammar which describes particular language data on the basis of a general theory or rule may be called d

07 Jun

Kinds of Grammar

Kinds of Grammar   1. Prescriptive Grammar (Formal or Theoretical) A grammar which attempts to impose its own norms and rules on the language, without considering its actual usage by the community, is called a prescriptive grammar. Traditional grammar is prescriptive, prescribing dos don’ts. Its rules are rigid. Form is all important.   2. Descriptive Gramm

07 Jun

Traditional Grammar vs Modern Grammar

Traditional Grammar vs Modern Grammar Earlier grammar was thought to be all important as evidenced by the fact that the oldest method of language teaching was assigned the name ‘Grammar Translation method’. Traditional grammar attempts to impose its own norms and rules on the language, without considering its actual usage by the language speaking community. It is extremely

07 Jun

Methodology of Teaching Grammar

Methodology of Teaching Grammar   Dr. Sweet defines grammar as “the practical analysis of a language, its anatomy”. It is the theory of language. It gives an insight into the structural details of language. It is essential in welding thought with expression. Anyone using a language must use its grammar: mere words without grammar do not constitute a language. Ea

22 May

Types of Written Composition

Types of Written Composition Composition is two types: 1. Guided/ Controlled Composition Here, the learners are supplied with the necessary structures and vocabulary items together with the thoughts and ideas to be expressed. As the name suggests, the teacher guides the learners as to what to write and how to write. Guided composition should not be resorted to for long. It is on

22 May

Writing Composition

Composition Writing usually goes by the name ‘composition’. It broadly means ‘composing’, that is, putting or arranging things in a certain order. Composition consists of fitting Words into sentences Sentences into paragraphs Paragraphs into a complete prose passage. Composition works can be started from the very first year of teaching. In the fi