The study demonstrates the importance of grammar to Kurdish EFL students, clarifying the most common problems the English grammar lecturers encounter in their teaching process, helping teachers use the best-suited approach inside the class for the purpose of raising students’ standards in English grammar as well as identifying the most effective strategies for teaching English grammar to Kurdish EFL students at university level. For this purpose, the following procedures were adopted: (1) a questionnaire of thirty items was designed for the English grammar lecturers in the English department from different universities in Kurdistan region. It includes open and closed questions about the importance of teaching grammar for Kurdish EFL students, the best-suited approaches and strategies for teaching English grammar and as well as the problems and the difficulties that English grammar teachers encounter. (2) A class observation was designed by the researcher for the purpose of ensuring the credibility of the research paper. It includes fifteen items about the approaches and strategies that have been applied by the grammar lecturer during the process teaching along with the difficulties and problems that English grammar lecturers encounter during the process of teaching.
The findings of the research study show that English grammar is an essential subject for Kurdish EFL students. Therefore, the best-suited approach as an eclectic approach with various strategies depending on students’ different standards should be applied for teaching English grammar.