The grammar section includes suggestions, ideas and resources to teach grammar in the Language ab-initio classroom.
Grammar is defined as 'the whole system and structure of a language or of languages in general, usually taken as consisting of syntax and morphology (including inflections) and sometimes also phonology and semantics' (Lexico: https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/grammar, 31.10.2019)
In this section we will look at forms, structures and functions of the language that, together with vocabulary, constitute the ´what´ of a language.
The links provided for each grammar topic will give access to clear grammar explanations and practice exercises to test students' understanding of grammar.
Teachers can choose to follow the author's indications with regard to the format of their grammar sessions or can include the material proposed in the planning of their own lessons.
Below is an outline of the grammatical syllabus that teachers are expected to integrate into the ab-initio course, at appropriate stages, in addition to the prescribed themes and topics:
- Verbs, Tenses, and Structures
- Connectors and Conjunctions
- Nouns and Articles
- Numbers and Quantities
- Words, Phrases, Sentences, and Clauses