Teaching English grammar can be difficult for the teacher and the students. It doesn't have to be difficult or painful, however. English grammar can be taught using fun learning games and before knowing it your students will be more than willing. There has been a movement away from the traditional methods of teaching English grammar through writing, rewriting and worksheet to using a more active approach through games. Researchers have also begun to look at how and why these new methods work. The study is premised on the theory of intrinsic motivation Vernon (2007) which gives some insight as to how teaching grammar through games actually works. Intrinsic motivation refers to the internal factors that encourage us to do something. Most young learners will not internally decide that they want to learn grammar. They don’t yet understand the concepts of why it’s important to know proper grammar, so these external factors won’t affect them much either. Instead, intrinsic motivation can lead ancourage them to play games.if these games are good then they will be leaming while they are playing. Using some movement is crucial because movement helps activate the student’s mental capacities and stimulate neural networks,thus promoting learning and retention. It is related to the present study because it implies other techniques to the teacher to catch their student’s attention when teaching grammar. It can also be a way to increase students’ interest in grammar.
Musumeci (1997) mentions the idea of connecting form and meaning in grammar teaching as a developing trend in reference to the proficiency oriented curriculum. She points out that students should be able to learn explicit grammar rules as well as have a chance to practice them in communication in the authentic or simulation tasks. Interestingly, Musumeci advocates giving students a chance to look at the language on a sentence level to see how certain grammatical...
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