Old Enough (to Learn Grammar)

Dr. Larsen-Freeman proposes an alternate view to grammar as an abstract system, and views it as an exquisite meaning-making resource. For this reason, it makes sense for learners of all ages to be taught grammar. For the teaching to be effective, however, it needs to go beyond teaching grammar rules. Practicing grammar dynamically helps learners be able to use grammar communicatively—and this is appropriate at any age.