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Making S-PACE for Grammar

Language Magazine – Dr. Manuela Gonzalez-Bueno

The complexities of teaching and learning a foreign language have been greatly explored over the last decades. By acknowledging that, in addition to grammatical competence, pragmatic, sociolinguistic, and discourse competences play relevant roles in communication, we have made authentic, real-life communication our main goal for teaching and learning a foreign language. However, having removed grammar from the limelight, we might have unjustly lost focus on grammatical competence, which is still an integral part of the communicative competence. (more)

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