User:Haplology

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I taught English in Japan for 5 years from 2007 to 2012.

Grammatical forms[edit]

I'm currently working on a set of templates that can be used to create nested tables that show the grammatical structure of an expression, generally a sentence. At the level of the part of speech, the template links to the definition of the word in Wiktionary and an article about the part of speech in Wikipedia. At the level of the phrase, the structure is indicated by indentation, and links are provided to WP articles about those phrases. A sentence marked up in this way displays all of the information that can be given about the sentence at the level of grammar and lexis (vocabulary).

My hope is that students can use tables like those to explore grammar on their own and lead their own studying, rather than passively being led down a syllabus, lesson by lesson, by a teacher. Rather than the learners being passive listeners to a teacher who is a "knower", I want the teacher to be at the side to help the learners be "discoverers".

An example of a nested table of grammatical forms is below.

I am adding categories to the grammatical form templates so that each time one of them is used, the resource using it is added to a category of resources employing that grammatical feature.

Useful resources[edit]

Blank quiz[edit]


==Review==

<quiz display="simple">

{Put these words in the correct order.
|type="()"}
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------ Word 1
------ Word 2
------ Word 3
------ Word 4
------ Word 5
------ Word 6

{Put these words in the correct order.
|type="()"}
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----- Word 1
----- Word 2
----- Word 3
----- Word 4
----- Word 5

{Put these words in the correct order. 
|type="()"}
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------ Word 1
------ Word 2
------ Word 3
------ Word 4
------ Word 5
------ Word 6
</quiz>