Teaching Children Foreign-Language Grammar: Are Authentic Materials Appropriate?

  • Olga Malova Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia

Abstract

The paper discusses authentic materials as a resource for teaching grammar to young learners. Difficulties in foreign-language grammar learning for Russian pupils are presented, and typical challenges are described. The paper provides a pre-/post-intervention study of the development of children’s grammar skills. The research question is, “How does one use authentic materials for teaching grammar in an English as a foreign language (EFL) classroom?” A qualitative method is used to assess the learning outcomes of using authentic materials in teaching grammar to eight–nine-year-old pupils (the second year of studying English).

Published
2016-10-28
How to Cite
Malova, O. (2016). Teaching Children Foreign-Language Grammar: Are Authentic Materials Appropriate?. FLEKS - Scandinavian Journal of Intercultural Theory and Practice, 3(2). https://doi.org/10.7577/fleks.1833