Communicative Approach and English Grammar
Hi! Judges and friends:
I’m very glad and excited that I have a chance to share my own experience of teaching with you.
First, let me introduce myself;My name is Tang Huijun. I
have been an English teacher for only six months. With my master’s help, I teach well. Actually I’m not very strict, but I’m
responsible with my job. You can see my English class is very active and interesting, so my students like me very much.
The topic of my today’s lecture is Communicative
Approach and English Grammar instructions.
I’m an English teacher in a secondary school. When I just started working at that time, the most annoying thing for me was
the English Grammar. It causes many problems, such as “dumb
English”. Some good students can get high marks and do the exercises correctly, but it is difficult for him or her to say a whole sentence out. They don’t understand the English
Grammar exactly, so they don’t know how to organize their
However, English Grammar is one of the most important
periods in each unit. Many experts and teachers have reached different ways and methods about it since it is not easy to
organize a successful Grammar lesson. In the past years, teachers and students were both helpless. You know Grammar is very boring. And it isn’t like Reading and Vocabulary as well. It
contains too many complex sentence structures and different
English tenses and so on. Facing with this problem, what should our teachers do? Some experts have found a solution which is called Communicative Approach. Now consider it what is
Communicative Approach exists more than 300 years. It is usually used in teaching process. In a wonderful class, it plays an important role. The organization of teaching process is based on students. The responsibility of a teacher is providing communicative situations and occasions for students. Through
assuming a situation, we can make the atmosphere actively. There are some ways of Communicative Approach, such as
direct presentation method of teaching, discussing method of teaching, and practicing method of teaching
How should we use Communicative Approach? Actually it is not very difficult. I’ll give you an example of myself. In Unit2,
when I taught “how many” and “how much”, I used the “direct
presentation method of teaching”. I took some entities to the
classroom, such as apples, milk, bread and coke. First, I taught
them countable nouns and uncountable nouns. And then, I presented some sentences on the blackboard and asked them
“How many apples are there on the desk?” , “How much milk is
there on the desk?” Afterwards, I gave them 5 minutes to discuss with partners. Let them try to find out the rules of “how many”
and “how much”. Finally, I told them the rules.
Totally, as a teacher, it is essential for us to know how to make good use of Communicative Approach. If you master this means correctly, your class will be more active and more effective. We should emphasize the statue of the communicative approach in our teaching process. If so, the gramma lesson will be successful.
That’s all for my lecture. Thanks very much for your
listening and guiding.