Survey for Determining the Current Status of Grammar Instruction in Foreign Language Teaching in the Republic of Macedonia

Vesna Koceva

Abstract


The objective of this paper is to gain insights into the students’ opinions, attitudes and suggestions in regard to grammar instruction in the learning and teaching of foreign languages. Furthermore, the paper explores and provides an overview of the current practices language teachers employ in order to present grammar rules in the foreign language classrooms in the Republic of Macedonia. The survey data was collected through a questionnaire administered primarily in the Faculty of Philology at the University Goce Delchev in Shtip. A total of 224 undergraduate students enrolled in their first semester participated in the survey from 2012 to 2016. The data analysis reveals students’ prior experiences, attitudes, and concerns related to the role and importance of grammar in foreign language teaching as well as students’ perceptions of the usefulness of grammar learning and its impact on the overall mastery of the language.


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attitudes; foreign language; grammar; grammar teaching.

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