Grammar teaching in Italy
[Fabio Rinaldi in 1997] I certainly remember doing at school in Italy the kind of grammatical study that you are interested in. As I’m 28 now it’s not that much ago. I think this is more or less a standard. You start by doing a little introduction (basically just the classification of words) at the elementary school (5-10), then you do a bit more (including some study of grammatical functions) at the intermediate school (10-13), and much more is normally done at the high school (13-18), depending also on the kind of high school you go to. While elementary and intermediate schools have a common nationwide curriculum, high schools differ on a kind of “orientation” (science vs literature vs technical subjects). I think I did quite a lot of grammar, despite the fact that I had choosen a technical subject.