Main Article Content
Abstract:This study aims at considering how Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) can be applied to raise the quality of grammar teaching and learning at Military Technical Academy (MTA). To achieve the objective, two instruments were employed: survey questionnaire and classroom observation. The findings indicate that both teachers and students are quite positive about grammar teaching and learning, but there is still a big gap between the teachers’ limited use of communicative techniques and the students’ need of communicative activities. Based on the observation analysis of a communicative grammar lesson, the researcher came to the conclusion that the “weak” version of CLT may be applied to teach grammar effectively.The study also presents pedagogical implications for applying CLT to teaching grammar in non-English major universities.Keywords:Communicative language teaching, grammar, non-English major universities.
 Le Van Canh, Understanding foreign language teaching methodology, VNU Publishing House, Hanoi, 2004.
 Johnson, K. and K. Morow (eds.), Communication in the classroom, Longman, London, 1981
 Howatt. A. P. R., A history of English language teaching, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1988.
 Allwright, R., "Language learning through communication practice", ELT Documents 76(3), (1977) 2
 Terrell, T.D. "A natural approach to the acquisition and learning of a language". Modern Language Journal, 61 (1977) 325
 Celce-Murcia, M., Techniques and Resources in teaching grammar, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1988.
 Lee, W. R., Language teaching games and contests, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1979.
 Richard-Amato, P. A., Making it happen: Interaction in the Second Language classroom: From Theory to Practice, Longman, New York, 1988.
 Rixon, S, How to use games in language teaching, Macmillan Publishers Ltd, London, 1981.
Neu, H. & Reeser, T. W., Parle-moi un peu!: Information Gap Activities for Beginning French Classes. Heinle & Heinle, Boston, 1997.