Fri, September 07, 11:15 am
Short paper (30 minutes)
Steve Cornwell (Osaka Jogakuin University); Mariko Hirano (Osaka Jogakuin University)
University students' ability to use grammar accurately continues to be a concern even after six years of English study at the secondary level. Some students have forgotten what they studied, while others cannot apply it consistently. This presentation reports on a pilot study of x-Word grammar, an approach based on Sector Analysis (Allen, 1972), a structural grammatical system, that helps students practically and autonomously apply what they are taught with a high degree of accuracy approaching 100% as students make their own decisions about correctness. At the risk of sounding overly enthusiastic, x-Word grammar could be a game changer.