Since the introduction of Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) many textbookshave been written to incorporate communicative activities authentic materials andpersonalized contexts. However where the teaching and learning of grammar is concerned most textbooks do not reflect CLT principles. As demonstrated in this paper grammaractivities in some Malaysian and Taiwanese textbooks retain the structural method ofteaching grammar. This paper suggests five methods so that grammar activities can bemade more communicative by retaining some practices of the structural syllabus.
International Journal of Computational Linguistics and Chinese Language Processing 10(4), 553-570.