Monday, January 18

Tag: Gramar


Spoken English
The teaching of formal grammar in our schools, and the testing of grammar in examinations, have both declined in recent years under the influence of our pseudo educationists and innovators of the so - called structural techniques. The old but sturdy edifice seems to be in danger of disappearing, in favour of less structured (and by common consent less satisfactory) methods of teaching literacy and testing it. The results of this dangerous trend of grammarlessness are now being felt increasingly, because even after ten to twelve years of schooling, the average student is not able to express himself correctly and fluently in the English language. Grammar forms our basis in the learning of any language, and without laying this foundation firmly the so-called ‘structural approach’ is bound to ...