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Topic of the Week:

A Learner-oriented Approach to Grammar Instruction
Mar 16, 2020

by Johanna Lyon, CASLS Graduate Employee

             Learner-oriented instruction in the language classroom is challenging when dealing with grammar. Grammar, due to its typically prescriptive nature and many rules, is often seen as something that is taught to students and not as something that they explore and manipulate on their own. However, grammar is ripe with opportunity for exploration and discovery that w...Read more

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