Let’s Teach English
Keywords: freedom, control, illogical, literary way communicative way, grammar way, interpretive way combo recipe
Dr. N. Krishnaswamy
Former Professor, Central Institute of English
and Foreign Languages, Hyderabad, A.P.
Language is a free bird but grammar tries to put it in a cage without much success. Language is like the eternal feminine and grammar tries to impose its masculine authority on it. Both language and grammar are illogical like all human beings.. There is a constant tension between language and grammar but grammar is a necessary evil. In language teaching, the present-day context must be taken into consideration and only the language must be taught and not its grammar. Teachers must know the grammar of the language but the learners must be taught the language.
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