An experience of teaching grammar in academia
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This report is based on my teaching experience that I taught from the classes VI –VII, during my internship at Academia with a focus on teaching grammar in ESL (English as Second Language) and creative writing classroom for young learners. During this internship, I tried to relate the theories and knowledge from ELT courses that I have studied in my graduation period and implemented them through the real life classroom experiences. This paper focuses on various methods and approaches like- Grammar Translation Method (GTM), Communicative Language Teaching (CLT), Inductive Approach and Deductive Approach. Grammar Translation Method (GTM) is a traditional method and widely used in language learning in Bangladeshi schools for beginner level learners whereas Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) has been popular and much practiced methodology in classrooms worldwide using creative activities for language learning. These methods and approaches helped me to give effective error correction in student’s progression and fluency in language learning. From my internship result, I found out that with the combination of GTM and CLT students developed a lot in their academic results as well as in speaking fluency in the target language (L2). It also includes some suggestions for teaching grammar in classroom and recommendations towards solving a few problems which I have faced during my internship as a teacher at the school.