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International Journal of English Language Education

Main Schools of Grammar, Grammar in Schools and Pedagogical Grammar

Ahmed Mohammed Saleh Alduais
Dept. of English, King Saud University Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Abstract :
Purpose: To present theoretically the major schools of grammar in relation to teaching 
approaches of grammar in schools and using grammar in pedagogy. 
Method: Reviewing previous studies and related literatureď‚ľusing analytical analysis to 
achieve the above mentioned aim of this paper. 
Results: Results indicated that the major schools of grammar are: traditional, structural and 
transformational grammars respectively due to great influence on the field of language study in 
general and language teaching, learning and pedagogy in particular. Besides, each school of 
grammar has proved more powerful for teaching certain learner’s levels: traditional grammar 
for non-native speakers, structural grammar for native speakers, and transformational grammar 
for advanced level learners in both cases native and non-native speakers. 
Conclusions: This study is concluded with that each and every approach of the three 
introduced major schools of grammar has its strengths and weaknesses and that is why a new 
approach that could be called pedagogical grammar has to be initiated and launched by teacher 
Keywords :
grammar, major schools of grammar, traditional grammar, structural grammar, transformational grammar, grammar in schools, pedagogical grammar

Date Deposited : 25 Apr 2014 11:59

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Volume 1, Number 1, - 2013 , ISSN 2325-0887

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