Grammar across the curriculum
This is a page of resources about the idea of ‘grammar across the curriculum’. This is the idea that the grammar taught in first-language classrooms should be recycled in the teaching of foreign languages, and that if the two are coordinated they will enrich each other. A rather obvious idea, but one which is strikingly absent from both official documents and classroom practice in the UK’s schools.
The page has its origins in a workshop on ‘Learning and teaching grammar across the curriculum (English and Foreign Languages)’ that was held on 4 September 2014 during the LAGB meeting in Oxford. The workshop was organised and chaired by Eva Duran Eppler. The presentations are the following:
- Dick Hudson: Towards an LAGB glossary of grammatical terminology for schools
- Ian Cushing: Grammar teaching in English lessons
- Sarah Campbell: Collaborative Grammar Teaching in English and MFL
- Eva Duran Eppler and Jeanette Sakel: The academic perspective
- A presentation by Eva Duran Eppler to the National Association for the Teaching of English: Grammar teaching across the curriculum (English & MFL)
- A report: CILT/QCA Modern Foreign Languages and Literacy Project 1999-2001
- A glossary of grammatical terminology for use in both English and Foreign Languages at school.
- Linguistics in Danish schools for first and foreign languages
- A collection of information about grammar teaching in other countries.