Task-Based Approach to Grammar Teaching

Naima Trimasse

Abstract


This essay is devoted to a review of Fotos and Ellis’ (1991) article about using task-based approach in teaching grammar. The choice of the article is based on the fact that it provides a good start for a discussion of the implementation of task-based approach to grammar teaching. First, a summary of the main points in the article is presented. The second part provides a discussion focusing on how the issue of teaching grammar communicatively has been tackled by other researchers. The last part is an attempt to draw some implications of task-based approach in teaching grammar for the Moroccan context.


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Fotos and Ellis; task-based approach; grammar teaching

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/n

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