The Effectiveness of Using Games for Developing Young Learners’ Grammar Competence

  • Polona Lilić Lucija Primary School, Slovenia
  • Silva Bratoz University of Primorska, Slovenia
Keywords: grammar teaching, young language learners, language learning games, communicative language teaching, form-focused instruction

Abstract

The main aim of this paper is to explore the effectiveness of using games in teaching English grammar to young learners. Today there is an overall agreement among researchers in foreign language teaching and language acquisition that grammar should be taught at all levels of instruction, including to young learners, bearing in mind that it should be considered in the context of meaningful communication. The paper first presents a review of the literature in the area of grammar teaching and using games for language teaching purposes. The second part presents the results of an experimental study aimed at testing the hypothesis that activities based on grammar games are a more efficient strategy for teaching grammar than more traditional ELT activities. The results of the experiment prove the efficacy of using grammar games in teaching grammar to young learners.

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Published
2019-11-30
How to Cite
LilićP., & BratozS. (2019). The Effectiveness of Using Games for Developing Young Learners’ Grammar Competence. ELOPE: English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries, 16(2), 49-61. https://doi.org/10.4312/elope.16.2.49-61
Section
English Language and Literature Teaching