International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijll

Pedagogical Grammar: Learners’ Beliefs Do Matter
Mohammed Almazloum

Second language (L2) learners’ beliefs about pedagogical grammar were relatively neglected. This study aimed to explore learners’ beliefs about learning grammar in an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program. The study conducted questionnaires and interviews to gain meaningful insights about eightL2 learners’ beliefs. Learners’ written essays were used to identify grammar mistakes and challenges. The findings indicated that the participants constructed their own perceptions about pedagogical grammar during the EAP program. The inclusiveness of grammar and its instruction to L2 learning were central to the learners’ understanding of grammar. The learners recommended that teachers make balance between explicit and implicit teaching of grammar and the employment of their first language (L1) and L2 language. Integrity of corrective feedback, exposure to L2 inputs, and practice ofL2 grammar were suggested by the learners to contribute to their learning.

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