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Language Teaching Methods

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1. Habit formation; skills learned more effectively if oral before written; analogy - not analysis

2. Based on selection of communicative activities and topics derived from learners' needs

3. Language involved whole person and culture; educational - developmental - communicative process

4. Student respond to commands - questions - visual cues; encourage and shape oral responses; no grammar explanation or modeling

5. Answer and ask questions - use L2 and communicate as if in real situations

6. Textbooks; prepared passages and related grammar and vocab exercises

7. Unique materials' colored rods; coded pronunciation and vocab charts

8. L2 learning same as L1; comprehension before production; carry out commands and reduction of stress

9. Should try to lose themselves in activities involving meaningful communication

10. Facilator of communication process; needs analyst - counsellor; process manager

11. Central & active teacher centered method; provides model - controls direction & pace

12. Sentence-based with grammatical and lexical criteria being primary focus on meaning - not form

13. Act as model in presenting structures; lead drill practice; correct errors; test progress

14. Acquire vocab by speaking full sentences in L2; communication is purpose of language learning

15. Texts - tapes - classroom items and music; texts must have force and literary quality

16. A list of structures and vocab - graded by grammatical complexity

17. Objectives reflect needs of learners; include functional skills & linguistic objectives

18. Based on structure- grammar and vocab; items introduced by grammatical complexity

19. Create situations and present materials to encourage positive reception and retention; exude authority and confidence

20. Must teach - test - get out of way; remain impassive; resist temptation to model - assist - direct - or exhort

21. Produce learners who can communicate orally - intelligibly uninhibitedly with native speakers

22. Authority; has all control; corrects students; assign tasks to be memorized

23. To be able to read literature in L2; translate L2 to L1 and vice versa; achieve proficiency in L2 reading and writing

24. Translation and memorization - learn about L2 by translating L2 to L1 and vice versa and by learning vocab and grammar of L2

25. Translation; reading comp; memorization of vocab lists; identify synonyms - antonyms - cognates - deductive application of grammar rules

26. Ten-unit courses consisting of 1 -200 word dialogues - graded by vocab and grammar

27. Information sharing; negotiation of meaning & interaction

28. Main source of comprehensible input; must create positive; low-anxiety climate; lead rich mixture of activities

29. Language is a rule governed system - hierarchically arranged

30. Structures - functions - notions - themes & tasks; order based on learners' needs

31. Memorization and habit forming

32. Basically structuralist - grammar-based view of language

33. Teacher oriented; tapes & visuals; language lab often used

34. Literary passages to be translated; vocab and grammar based lessons based on passages

35. Conventional - but memorization of whole meaningful text is recommended

36. Learning occurs through suggestion - when learners are in deeply relaxed state; baroque music used to induce state

37. Read and write; no control over content; memorize; answer-usually written

38. Language is primarily speech; learning language involves culture

39. Dialogues & drills; repetition & memorization pattern practice

40. Innovative and conventional; translation - group work - recording - transcription - free conversation

41. Learners are directed by skilled training techniques to produce correct response

42. Leaning L2 and L1 different; L2 learning is intellectual; feel music of language; silent awareness - then active trial

43. Language is a system for expression of meaning; primary function is interaction & communication

44. Based on situations and topics - not usually linguistic

45. Repetition; substitution drills; avoid translation and grammar explanation; students not allowed to make mistakes

46. Use language meaningful to promote learning; activities involving real communication

47. Leaning involves whole person; social process of growth

48. Realia rather than textbooks; aim is to promote comprehension and communication

49. Imperative drills to elicit physical actions

50. No set syllabus; syllabus comes from learners' intentions and teachers reformulations