Grammar

I read this article in “The Guardian”, a British newspaper publish daily and available online, of course. The article discussed why grammar should be renamed “understanding language” in schools to revamp how English is taught. The idea behind this call for change is for grammar to appeal to our generation and negate the images of an old fashioned classroom. The belief that the word “grammar” is associated with old school and maybe boring is the main reason why students are not fully engaged in using it properly. The article mentions that tests related to grammar calls for students to identify and not necessarily to understand. There is no room for creativity which would be associated with the new term “understanding language”. Though this is in the UK, it is still an interesting perspective on how we can engage our generation in language and context.

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