Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Proceedings of  2nd  MEC TESOL Conference   2020            Pp.388-399
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/MEC2.28

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Grammar Teaching: A Case Study of a Pakistani School in Sultanate of Oman 

Saadia Mesti
School of Education,
University of Leicester, Leicester, UK
Email: missmesti@yahoo.fr

 

 

 

Abstract:
Grammar constitutes an essential element in the learning and teaching of any language. English as a foreign language is being taught in Pakistani government-run schools and in non-elitist private schools. The focal question in this paper centers on the several implications of the teaching process of grammatical concepts. The main aim of this research study is to find out the methods adopted in the teaching of grammar and whether these methods are updated with recent methods recommended in recent research on effective teaching and learning. The content analysis of books and review of teaching methods are used as methodological tools.  The results suggest that the grammar teaching methods are outdated, the text material contains misleading explanations, and lack understanding of descriptive linguistic concepts on grammar. The core recommendation is that the grammar teaching methods and text material in question should be reviewed and updated with a more up-to-date material. The significance of the study lies in the fact that it will shade light on the teaching practices of grammar and review updated research on the teaching of grammar, which need consideration in teacher training programs and study material design.
Keywords: Grammar-translation method, grammar teaching, textbook contents, Pakistan

Cite as:  Mesti, S.  (2020). Grammar Teaching: A Case Study of a Pakistani School in Sultanate of Oman.
Arab World English Journal(AWEJ). Proceedings of 2nd MEC TESOLConference 2020:388-399.
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/MEC2.28

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Saadia Mesti is an English language teacher. She has a master’s degree in TESOL and Applied
Linguistics from the University of Leicester, United Kingdom. Earlier, she worked as a lecture at
the University of Buraimi, Sultanate of Oman.