Leo van Lier
Monterey Institute of International Studies, U.S.
In this paper I advocate for a new way of teaching and learning grammar. I do this because I feel the old ways have not worked terribly well. As a graduate student from China recently told me, when describing her traditional language learning experiences: “My experience of learning a foreign language is awful and unsuccessful.” She elaborated: “My first 10 years of English learning history was a nightmare.”
Key Words: language, languaging, translanguaging, grammar, pedagogical grammar, abduction, induction, deduction, classroom teaching