The Effect of CLA on Teaching Grammar of Iraqi Intermediate School Students
Asst. Prof. Dhea Mizhir Krebt, Ph.D.
University of Baghdad, College of Education Ibn-Rushd
Much has been written about the role of grammar in TEFL with no clear method of how to teach it perfectly. Methods of teaching English in general and grammar in particular are always changeable due to development in research of applied linguistics, the current study deals with grammar in terms of cognitive linguistics; a newly emerged movement. It is an attempt to investigate the effect of using cognitive linguistic approaches (CLA) on teaching grammar in English for Iraq of Intermediate schools students. It aims to testify the applicability of cognitive linguistics to teaching English grammar by introducing new cognitive linguistic-based methods and activities.
The analysis of data has shown that there is a significant difference between the formal approach and cognitive linguistic one in teaching grammar in Intermediate school students.
Keywords: (Cognitive linguistics, grammar, teaching).