TEACHING GRAMMAR IN SECONDARY SCHOOL: ALTERNATIVE TO DEFINITION APPROACH
This paper examines the teaching of grammar in relation to Nigerian classroom. The paper examines the controversy of whether or not to teach grammar to students learning a second language pointing out the arguments advanced by those in favour and against it. Two approaches to the teaching of grammar - explicit and implicit - were equally discussed highlighting arguments for and against each. The paper finally gives support to an integrative approach to grammar teaching and recommends the same for use in teaching grammatical structures in Nigerian schools.
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