Consciousness-raising tasks for grammar teaching


What is ‘implicit knowledge’ of a language? What is ‘explicit knowledge’? Why is it important to develop both types of knowledge when learning English? This workshop will provide answers to these questions and then describe an interesting way of teaching and learning explicit knowledge through consciousness-raising tasks. Students will have the opportunity to perform a number of such tasks in order to discover how English grammar works for themselves. The talk will also consider the advantages and limitations of such tasks.



Address: Hongkou Campus, Shanghai International Studies University


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