This is the first time I am opening a discussion in the forum. I am a Spanish teacher for English speakers. I ve been teaching my own language for nearly 3 year, not much but... since I started I have been struggling with the questions should I teach Spanish grammar or not with in my class¿ when I say grammar a mean pure grammar lesson where the students need to learn what is an adjective, verb, the use of the pronouns etc.
I understand grammar as the foundation and skeleton of the language. I would compare it with the steel and foundation that Architects design and measure for their building.
what do you thinks about it? sometime I feel I come from other planet trying to teach students the inside of a language, but if they do not studying in English what is an adverb how i am going to make them identify it in a foreign language.
how do you teach pure grammar like the ending for conjugations in Spanish, or the relative pronouns etc? I am going mad thinking about how to include my grammar teaching in to a fun project that students are always requesting.
I really need your opinions! thank you!!!