English Australia Journal : English Australia Journal 27.2
English Australia Journal Volume 27 No 2 42 Disagree (%) Agree (%) Teachers Students Teachers Students 6. S*: I like the teacher to give as many grammar exercises as possible in the classroom. 26 72 T*: Teachers should give students as many grammar exercises to do in the classroom as possible. 33 62 7. S*: I like the teacher to have us practice using English through communicative tasks without teaching grammatical structures. 70 29 T*: Teachers should have students practice using English through communicative tasks without teaching grammatical structures. 74 26 Note : In cases where percentages do not add up to 100, not all respondents addressed the particular item. *S&T : Item on both student and teacher questionnaire *S : Item on student questionnaire *T : Item on teacher questionnaire Table 3: Students’ and teachers’ beliefs about the role of grammar exercises Error correction The teachers in the study seemed to be concerned with students’ linguistic accuracy while the students did not appear to be nearly so concerned. Comparing the responses of the teachers and students to Item 8, on the importance of linguistic accuracy, there were sizeable discrepancies in their beliefs (i.e., discrepancies of approximately 10%). Yet, the discrepancies between responses given by the teachers and the students to Item 9, on error correction, were smaller, i.e., around 5%. Overall, 86% of the students, compared to 80% of the teachers, agreed that students’ oral errors should be corrected immediately.
English Australia Journal 28.1
English Australia Journal 27.1