Defects in Teaching English Grammar in Pakistani Schools
There are certain defects in teaching English Grammar at the school stage. They are as follows:
1. There is more stress on teaching formal English grammar, e.g. definitions and rules rather than on teaching functional English grammar, that is, correct usage.
2. The teaching of grammar is isolated from that of the textbook. It is considered that grammar is something separate from the textbook.
3. The study of formal grammar is introduced even though students don`t have sufficient command of the language.
4. In most of the schools, grammar is taught deductively, that is, students are told the rules and they apply those rules to a given exercise.
5. Lack of learners’ homework or preservation rules.
6. English grammar is hard for students.
7. Inadequate classroom facilitation to improve grammar.
8. Lack of learners` motivation.
9. Uninteresting teaching techniques.
10. Insufficient time for communicative activities.
11. Unreasonable time-management.
12. Unclear instruction.
13. Large class sizes.
14. Teachers` limited ability in classroom management.
15. Unequal learners` English level.