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|Title: ||THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH GRAMMAR AS A FOREIGN language THROUGH THE INTEGRATION OF FORM, MEANING AND USE|
|Authors: ||ABRAHAM, DEGU|
|Advisors: ||Dr. Geremew Lemu.|
|Copyright: ||2008 |
|Date Added: ||17-Jan-2009 |
|Publisher: ||Addis Ababa University|
|Abstract: ||The main objective of this study was to see whether or not teaching grammar
through the integration of form, meaning and use is effective and functional.
To this end, the totals of 60 students were randomly selected from two
sections of grade nine. Thirty of them formed the study group and the
remaining thirty students assigned to form the control group. Then, the pretest
was given for both groups to measure whether there was significant difference
between previous language performances of the sample students. Accordingly,
the pretest result showed there was no statistically significant difference
between the language performance levels of the two groups. Following the
pretest results, the study group and the control group were taught two
grammar items (simple past and present perfect) through the integrated
grammar teaching approach and the structural approach respectively.
Ultimately, a communicative grammar posttest, after eight weeks training, was
conducted for both groups.
Descriptive statistics and independent samples t-test were used to compute
and analyze the posttest results of the two groups. And the results revealed
that the study group outperformed the control group significantly (p<0.05).
Thus, the null hypothesis that there would not be any significant difference
between the effectiveness of the methods of grammar teaching used in the
study and the control group is rejected. Instead, the alternate hypothesis is
drawn for conclusion in that teaching grammar by integrating form, meaning
and use is effective. The findings of this research go in consistent with other
findings such as Hailom (1982) Gebremedhin (1984) and Geremew (1994).|
|Description: ||A Thesis Presented to the
Department of Foreign Languages and Literature
In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of the Degree of
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)|
|Appears in:||Thesis - Teaching English as a Foreign Language|
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