Main Schools of Grammar, Grammar in Schools and Pedagogical Grammar

Ahmed Mohammed Saleh Alduais


Purpose: To present theoretically the major schools of grammar in relation to teaching approaches of grammar in schools and using grammar in pedagogy.

Method: Reviewing previous studies and related literature¾using analytical analysis to achieve the above mentioned aim of this paper.

Results: Results indicated that the major schools of grammar are: traditional, structural and transformational grammars respectively due to great influence on the field of language study in general and language teaching, learning and pedagogy in particular. Besides, each school of grammar has proved more powerful for teaching certain learner’s levels: traditional grammar for non-native speakers, structural grammar for native speakers, and transformational grammar for advanced level learners in both cases native and non-native speakers.

Conclusions: This study is concluded with that each and every approach of the three introduced major schools of grammar has its strengths and weaknesses and that is why a new approach that could be called pedagogical grammar has to be initiated and launched by teacher educators.

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