STUDENTS’ GRAMMAR MISTAKES AND EFFECTIVE TEACHING STRATEGIES

KRISTA UIBU, MERILI LIIVER

Abstract:

In order to prevent grammar mistakes different teaching strategies are recommended. The aim of this study was to find out what are the causes of grammar mistakes, what practices teachers use to correct students’ mistakes and which strategies are considered to be the most effective to prevent students’ mistakes. Twenty-five Estonian language teachers were asked to describe their teaching and prevention strategies. The quantitative content analysis indicated three types of teachers. Teachers with a deductive profile were considered to be the most efficient in supporting students’ recalling and remembering skills. Teachers with inductive or combined teaching profiles used more examples and diverse strategies. By using the effective teaching strategies, teachers are able to better support students’ language development and individual peculiarities.

Keywords:
grammar mistakes, native language, deductive and inductive teaching, effective strategies, basic school

DOI: 10.20472/TE.2015.3.1.006

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APA citation:
KRISTA UIBU, MERILI LIIVER (2015). Students’ Grammar Mistakes and Effective Teaching Strategies. International Journal of Teaching and Education, Vol. III(1), pp. 70-87. , DOI: 10.20472/TE.2015.3.1.006


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