Teaching English Grammar Through Games

Studies in Literature and Language 01/2010;
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ABSTRACT This paper sought to review the literature on teaching English grammar encompassing an overview of grammar definitions and teaching grammar approaches, as well as definitions of games, classifications of games, the influence of using games on the language learners’ performance. Prior researches on teaching English grammar through games have also been examined.

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