Grammar of a language made for teaching and learning purposes.
Grammatical analysis and instruction designed for the needs of second language students.
Grammar is expanded view it involves decision making processes of behalf of the teacher which require careful and time-consuming interdisciplinary work.
This process influenced by the teachers’ cognition, beliefs, assumptions, and attitudes about the teaching of grammar.
Grammatical analysis and instruction designed for second-language students. "Pedaogical grammar is a slippery concept. The term is commonly used to denote (1) pedagogical process--the explicit treatment of elements of the target language systems as (part of) language teaching methodology; (2) pedagogical content--reference sources of one kind or another that present information about the target language system; and (3) combinations of process and content." (D. Little, "Words and Their Properties: Arguments for a Lexical Approach to Pedagaogical Grammar." Perspectives on Pedagogical Grammar, ed. by T. Odlin. Cambridge Univ. Press, 1994).
Motivation for pedagogical Grammar
Its best required careful and time – consuming interdisciplinary work.
Student will have to become independent analysts of the target language if they are to deal with all the problems that their instructor lacks of time to caver in much detail.
If the students do not become capable analysts, their learning will probably fossilize; that is interlanguage competence will diverge in more or less permanent ways from the target language grammar. (cf. Selinkerand Lamendella 1981; Selinker 1992)
Teacher can make a difference “learners who received formal instruction outperform those who do not”
Harmer J. (2007) The Practice of English language Teaching.UK .Pearson Longman
Pedagogical Grammar is:
v Designed to teach someone how to use a language.
v Organized according to usefulness and ease of learning.
v Contains chapters which tend to be short and contain very brief grammatical explanations.
v Contains chapters which consist mostly of exercises that help the reader practice and internalize the various structures as well as vocabulary and pronunciation.
v Written for anyone who is interested in learning a language.
One of the central tasks of pedagogical grammar is the formulation of rules, in the broad sense of the statement of language regularities.
Rules should be:
v Close to popular/traditional notions
v In rule-of-thumb form
v predictive value