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Language Teaching Methods

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Instructions:
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1. Each language has unique rhythm and spirit; core structure and functional vocab are keys to spirit






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






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






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






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






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






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






8. Graded syllabus of phonology - morphology & syntax; contrastive analysis






9. Literary language is superior to spoken language






10. Communicate orally and think in L2 - students make direct association between meaning and L2






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






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






13. Initiatives - question and answer - role play; listening exercises while deeply relaxed






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






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






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






17. Authentic & task based materials to promote communication






18. No textbook; materials developed as course progresses






19. Control of structures of sound; form & order; mastery over symbols of L2; native speaker mastery






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






21. Listen and perform; little influence over content of learning






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






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






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






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






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






27. Based on here and now - focus on meaning - not form; must allow for comprehensible input






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






29. Information sharing; negotiation of meaning & interaction






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






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






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






33. Essence of language is meaning; vocab not grammar is heart of the language






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






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






36. Language is primarily speech; learning language involves culture






37. Learners are members of a community; learning not an individual accomplishment - but is achieved collaboratively






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






39. Learning cannot lead to acquisition; learning- a conscious process; acquisition- a natural - subconscious process






40. Language is a rule governed system - hierarchically arranged






41. Counselling and parent analogy; provide safe environment for students to learn and grow






42. Relies on text and visual aids; test is tightly organized - has structurally graded lessons






43. Listen and repeat; respond to questions and commands; no control over content; make own statements questions later






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






45. Based on situations and topics - not usually linguistic






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






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






48. No specific objectives; near native mastery is goal






49. Imperative drills to elicit physical actions






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