The purpose of the present study is to reveal the effect of just a minute (JAM) on enhancing the use of grammar in oral contexts among Palestinian tenth graders and to explore their attitudes towards this teaching strategy. To achieve the purpose of the study, the researcher selected (38) tenth graders to present the experimental group. During the first semester (2019/ 2020), after each grammar lesson, the teacher asked the students to choose a topic and plan and produce a comprehended speech about it for about a minute of time. The students were motivated to conduct this fluency activity in pairs/groups. They have to use the tackled grammar rules in their speech. By the end of the semester, the researcher and a co-teacher tested (38) tenth graders by using a developed proficiency test for using grammar in oral contexts and evaluation check list. Besides, the students completed an attitude scale to find out their attitudes towards JAM. The analysis of the data that the tools of the study provided showed that JAM had a positive effect on tenth graders' uses of grammar rules in oral contexts. Furthermore, tenth graders showed positive attitudes towards using JAM in grammar lessons; their responses on the attitude scale were varied between agree and strongly agree on the scale statements. The results also showed there was no relation between the tenth graders' level in the proficiency test and their attitude towards JAM. Based on the findings, EFL teachers are recommended to use JAM activities in grammar lesson and other active teaching strategies to give students time to practice accurate use of grammar rules in real life contexts.
أبو شعبان, سمر سلمان أستاذ مشارك
"The Effect of Just a Minute on Enhancing the Use of Grammar in Oral Contexts among Palestinian Tenth Graders and their Attitudes towards It,"
Journal of Al-Azhar University – Gaza (Humanities): Vol. 22
, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/alazhar/vol22/iss1/4