Emma Marsden and Nick Avery presented Grammar matters in MFL at a half day webinar on 24 June 2021. This is the third of a series of online NCELP sessions hosted by the Network for Learning at Bath Spa University, Institute of Education.

Session summary:

In a time-limited context for learning languages, what kinds of grammar practice are likely to be most effective? We first present some principles drawn from relevant research. For example, studies have found benefits for activities that ‘trap’ a grammar feature and make form-meaning connections essential to task completion, both in the ‘input’ (reading and listening) and production (writing and speaking). We then illustrate these principles using activities from NCELP KS3 Spanish, German and French resources.

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