TITLE

The building blocks of grammar

AUTHOR(S)
Milgate, Ken
PUB. DATE
March 2013
SOURCE
English Teaching Professional;Mar2013, Issue 85, p61
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the need for proper grammar training. The omission of grammar teaching in school courses in Great Britain is highlighted. The level of language accuracy and appropriateness displayed by school leavers is criticized. Potential teachers of English as foreign or second language are advised to have a study of English grammar in their training.
ACCESSION #
86442190

 

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