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Implication of Theories of Learning in Teaching Grammar in Libyan Schools

Youssif Zaghwani Omar
Published 1 May 2020

Abstract

It is totally believed that any teaching method is successful when it is associated with other factors, amongst of which are teachers themselves and learners. Hence, this paper is directed to investigate about the implication of theories of learning on teaching. Yet, we should not ignore the role of linguistic theories in learning and teaching foreign languages. So, this paper presents some literature review regarding learning and the most prominent theories of learning. It is worth mentioning that linguistic theories have passed three interrelated stages, represented in traditional grammar, structuralism, and functionalism, which all led to emergence of new language teaching methods. So, this paper is directed in general to implication of theories of learning, specifically behaviorisms, cognitivism, constructivism, structuralism, and functionalism in teaching methods. This paper is focused mainly on teaching grammar in the Libyan settings. The paper concludes that as language is a social activity used for communication, teaching English in Libya should be directed to how to use language in communicative situations. So, the paper recommends functionalism theory of learning as a theory teacher use in teaching grammar in Libyan schools

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