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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2022, 5(3); doi: 10.25236/FER.2022.050316.

A Study of Middle School English Grammar Teaching in the CLT Framework


Chen Chen

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Chen Chen

Rangsit University, Bangkok, 12000, Thailand


As an essential part of language, grammar plays an important role in the process of language learning. Grammar teaching is a heatedly discussed topic in foreign language teaching circle. Since the application of CLT in China, grammar teaching has caused more concern than before. This thesis illustrates the necessity of grammar teaching in the theoretical and practical perspectives. In theory, the goal of CLT is to cultivate students’ communicative competence and grammatical competence is part of it, so CLT does not exclude grammar teaching but include it. In practice, Chinese realistic conditions determine that grammar should be taught in the CLT framework. Then this thesis proposes some strategies to improve grammar teaching, which tends to give some enlightenment to English teachers.


grammar teaching; CLT (communicative language teaching); communicative competence; grammatical competence

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Chen Chen. A Study of Middle School English Grammar Teaching in the CLT Framework. Frontiers in Educational Research (2022) Vol. 5, Issue 3: 97-101. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2022.050316.


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