Teaching Grammar to EFL students: A combinatory task-based and focus on form approach
Martínez de Lizarrondo Larumbe, Patricia
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This TFG proposes a combinatory approach of task-based and focus on form methodologies for the teaching of grammar to EFL learners. Acknowledging the controversy around it in the field (mainly due to views on the definition of language), I provide an account of the different approaches and methodologies grammar instruction has, and still does, received. These will generally either emphasise attention to language form, to the communicative use of the language and/or a balance between both. Following current SLA (Second Language Acquisition) and TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) scholars’ views on them and on the foreign language (FL) learning process, this TFG argues for their balance through a combination of focus on form and task-based methodologies. Therefore, explicit attention and instruction of grammatical structures in a meaningful communicative context is pursued. Finally, a lesson following this combined approach is proposed.