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					Speaker 1 Na'ama
What's ppp???
focuses on single grammatical structures, and builds up gradually from controlled to
communicative practice. This may be represented by an approach to grammar
teaching known as PPP (or "Focus on FormS" – with a capital S at the end). "PPP"
stands for Presentation  Controlled Practice  Communicative Practice. It is an
accuracy-based teaching approach, and it characterized the previous English
Curriculum.
The assumption behind PPP is
that “practice makes perfect”. According to Sheen, “focus on forms” is a skills-
learning approach, based upon the beliefs that learning of structures is separable and
that controlled accuracy practice leads to fluency. “It comprises three stages:
       1.     providing understanding of the grammar by a variety of means;
       2.   exercises entailing using the grammar in both non-communicative
       and communicative activities for both comprehension and production;
       3.   providing frequent opportunities for communicative use of the
       grammar to promote automatic, accurate use.”


Lately, this approach to grammar teaching has come under attack. It is definitely “neat
and tidy”, easy to teach and relatively easy to learn in the short term. However, even
though pupils may appear to have learnt a structure in the lesson, they are often
unable to put this “inert knowledge” to work in real life. (See Ellis; Long, 1997).


This approach actually provides the students with maximum practice through different
exercises. By the controlled practice the teacher can relate to the different levels of the
students; such as making different worksheet to each level. According to this
approach the presentation of the rules is frontal and the practice is done individually.
Disadvantages of ppp:
       The accuracy-oriented approaches do not automatically lead to fluency, and
        classes who have only worked on the forms of grammar and vocabulary may
        find that they are in fact incapable of understanding a fluent speaker of the
        language, or of making themselves understood


   First and main argument:
*“practice makes perfect”. According to Sheen, “focus on forms” is a skills-learning
approach, based upon the beliefs that learning of structures is separable and that
controlled accuracy practice leads to fluency. “It comprises three stages:
       1.    providing understanding of the grammar by a variety of means;
       2.   exercises entailing using the grammar in both non-communicative
       and communicative activities for both comprehension and production;
       3.   providing frequent opportunities for communicative use of the
       grammar to promote automatic, accurate use.”




Speaker 2: perri


Advantages ppp:
       the students feel that learning grammar is a value to them and therefore expect
        the teacher to teach grammar( the parents also expect this even more than the
        students)
       When the students learn grammar in a creative and fun way they eventually
        don't get to the real rule of grammar they just get lost Krashen (1982).
The disadvantages of the pbt approach:
*Even after being exposed to the target language for a long time, learners continue to
make a lot of grammatical errors.


*Extensive practice of grammatical items is more effective than noticing and
comprehending these items in input.
* Awareness of grammar is important because it leads to accuracy of production.
* The best and most efficient way to develop awareness is to tell the students how a
structure works, i.e., to give them the rules.
* there are some students that their learning style is to learn by heart, so giving them
rules will be the most effective thing for them.


*this approach saves time in presenting the rules and leaves more time for practice.
The disadvantages of the ppp approach: what the opposite team would probably say
and we should relate to.
*Even after being exposed to the target language for a long time, learners continue to
make a lot of grammatical errors.




Disadvantages of TBL what we could say to the opposite team:
   * The Communicative Approach, on the other hand, may produce speakers who
   can function satisfactorily in communicative situations, but who may make a lot
   of mistakes in their own production




Speaker 3: Adam
Conclusions:
You should read the arguments above and think how to sum up. Also you should base
your conclusions from the debate itself by listening to what is said by us and by the
opponents. Afterwards say a "punch line" in order to convince the audience and
Batya.
Prepare something that will last 5 minutes.!

				
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