Year 2018, Volume 7 , Issue 1, Pages 24 - 41 2018-03-31

The Incorporation of Grammar into Young Learner Classes: Focus on Form or Focus on Forms?

Dönercan DÖNÜK [1]

One of the current issues in the field of applied linguistics is the type of grammar instruction to be adopted in EFL classes; particularly, with young learners. The purpose of this paper is to revisit the place of grammar in language teaching from a contemporary window, to discuss the role and delivery of grammar focus in EFL settings, and to illustrate examples for classroom applications of this focus through an ITE course, which is based on teaching young learners. The elaboration of the type of focus and voices from the classroom as to its implementation are sure to introduce another dimension, whose central point is to propose a sample course procedure for the provision of the focus during the form-focused instruction.


focus on form, grammar instruction, young learners, course procedure
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Journal Section ELT Research Journal

Author: Dönercan DÖNÜK (Primary Author)


Application Date : July 4, 2018
Acceptance Date : June 24, 2021
Publication Date : March 31, 2018

APA Dönük, D . (2018). The Incorporation of Grammar into Young Learner Classes: Focus on Form or Focus on Forms? . ELT Research Journal , 7 (1) , 24-41 . Retrieved from