The Effectiveness of Modified Inductive Versus Deductive Teaching : A case study on word order amongst a group of English as a foreign language learners

Detta är en Kandidat-uppsats från Umeå universitet/Institutionen för språkstudier

Sammanfattning: This study aims at investigating the effectiveness of modified inductive learning compared with deductive learning of English grammar among foreign language students. In order to achieve this purpose, two classes in Year Nine in a secondary school in Sweden were taught using the two different methods. An initial grammar test determined that the students struggled with word order, which as a result was chosen as the area to teach. A pre-test/post-test-design was used to examine the effect of the two methods, and compared with a control group. The results reveal that the inductive method should be favoured overall, but suggests that the deductive method may produce significantly better results among weaker students. 

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