Student’s Attitudes and Perceptions of Effective Grammar Acquisition in the Second Language Classroom

Dr.Sc. Almasa Mulalić

Abstract


Grammar is the backbone of any language learning; it is the main constituent of booth written language and oral communication. Grammar also facilitates the transfer of thoughts and ideas to the other people. Thus, the researchers and language theorists have different views on the importance of teaching grammar to language learners. On one hand, some researchers argue for teaching structural grammar, while the others argue for the communicative teaching approach. In order to test the main research questions this research was based on adopted questionnaire that was distributed to undergraduate students at the International University of Sarajevo. The questionnaire entitled “Student’s perceptions of grammar learning,” determined student’s perceptions, ideas, methods and experiences in learning grammar. This research also analyzed how students acquired grammar by examining their definitions of grammar, importance of grammar, need of grammar learning, grammar learning techniques and methods and error correction and feedback in ESL. In order to get the results we used SPSS program in which frequencies for specific questions were obtained. Obtained data from the research on both teaching and learning grammar will be valuable for course development, planning and teaching grammar. Data will lead researchers and teachers to match students’ needs and interests on the path of effective grammar learning in ESL.


Keywords


Grammar; Second Language Learning; Teaching Grammar; Grammar Learning and Acquisition;

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