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AR Project 4: Grammar in speaking: Raising student awareness and encouraging autonomous learning

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This action research (AR) project aimed to explore methods of raising student awareness of their use of grammar in speaking, as well as foster independent learning to prepare students more effectively for further education.

From teaching my Academic English class I had identified that, despite overall improvement in students’ speaking ability, there was often little development in terms of accuracy and range of grammatical forms used. My teaching experience suggested that these issues sometimes had a profoundly negative impact on their confidence, but students seemed unaware of their specific problems and how to address them. The majority of my students expected to go on to further education, but were dependent on frequent grammar correction from their teacher.

You can read more in our latest Research Notes issue here.

 

Written by Cambridge English Southern Europe

July 17, 2014 at 10:00 am

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