Teaching of ‘Tenses’ using Compare and Contrast Approach to Undergraduate Students

Maben, Veena and Shetty, Praveen K (2013) Teaching of ‘Tenses’ using Compare and Contrast Approach to Undergraduate Students. ELT Voices – India, 3 (5). p. 108. ISSN 2230-9136

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Most of the English Language learners in India, whose first language is not English, find the Communicative Approach inadequate as it fails to sensitize learners about English Language Structure. The case of undergraduate students who have studied in non-English medium schools requires a different approach. Compare and Contrast Approach is an attempt to understand the use of tenses in English language by understanding the differences in the usages. Instead of memorizing the rules for the tenses, learners would analyze the differences in the structure and as a result, differences in the meaning. This non- conventional approach to English grammar aims to help learners to understand the language subtleties and use them for proper communication.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Language, Learners, Communicative Approach, Compare & Contrast Approach, Tenses, Usage, Structure, Non-conventional, Subtleties, Communication
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Humanities and Management
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2014 06:28
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2014 06:28
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/139211

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