The Impact of Communicative Approach to Grammar Teaching on EFL University Students’ Grammatical Knowledge and Oral Communication Ability (A Case of Georgian University)


  • Nino Tsulaia Sokhumi State University



Grammar teaching, grammatical competence, communicative language teaching, communicative competence, communicative grammar teaching


Teaching grammar to students in a traditional approach does not help them use the language they have learned to communicate in real-life situations. The present study aims to investigate whether the communicative approach to grammar teaching has an impact on English as a Foreign Language (EFL) University students’ grammatical kno­wledge and oral communication ability. A quantitative approach was applied to the study. The sample of the study comprised 20 students.  Data was gathered through the experiment pre- and post-test cycles. The results of the instruction showed significant success in stu­dents’ development of both grammatical competence and oral communication skill. The survey findings highlighted positive attitudes from the students taught with a new approach.


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