A Comparative Study of the Negative Transfer of Mother Language in English Grammar Teaching

CHENG Dai-hong, PAN Cui-qiong

Abstract

It is the normal phenomenon that Chinese students’ English grammar learning may badly be influenced by mother language transfer. Especially the negative transfer must hinder the students’ progress in English learning. How to overcome the negative transfer becomes very crucial. This paper analyzes the negative transfer effects on English grammar teaching from the comparative perspectives of part of speech and sentence structure between English and Chinese, which provides enlightenment for students' English grammar learning, and also provides feasible countermeasures for teachers’ English grammar teaching in such way as to promote students' comprehensive English ability.

Keywords

mother tongue transfer; the negative transfer; English grammar teaching

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