A study conducted in German post-DESI EFL classrooms
3.8.1 Reported Speech
18.104.22.168 Reported Speech in the official teaching curriculum
When the main study was conducted, the participating students were – theoretically speaking – familiar with the grammatical and pragmatic aspects of Reported Speech. They had been learning EFL for four years already when the pre-tests were implemented. Although it is not possible to reconstruct each student’s prior teaching experience,44 the official teaching curriculum45 offers in-depth information as to which grammatical phenomena are taught in which grade. The construct Reported Speech is explicitly mentioned in the list of grammatical target ← 124 | 125 → features to be taught in grades 9 and 10 (years 4 and 5), under the subheading “Understanding and application of grammatical phenomena” (translated, p. 91). It is pointed out that the enlisted features, amongst them Reported Speech, “are to be conveyed to and practised intensively with learners in discrete and cognitive ways aiming at their availability when producing language” (translated, p. 93).
22.214.171.124 Reported Speech in authentic and pedagogic grammars
When the pre-, post- and delayed post-tests were developed, careful attention was paid to cover all the grammatical features associated with Reported Speech which had already been taught. These features do, however, not represent the entirety of the construct Reported Speech for didactic and practical reasons: Given the limited amount of time teachers have to teach EFL, combined with the breadth of the syllabus, it is simply not possible to examine each grammatical target feature in such a detailed way as is often...
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