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Language Teaching Methods

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

2. Active and direct role - 'director' of stage play with students as actors

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

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

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

6. Authentic & task based materials to promote communication

7. Basically structuralist - grammar-based view of language

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

9. No basic text; initially use voice - gestures and action; later use materials and media

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

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

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

13. Memorization and habit forming

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

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

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

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

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

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

20. Leaning involves whole person; social process of growth

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

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

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

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

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

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

27. Text - plays - dialogues drive T's demonstrations of their meanings; objects (realia) in class

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

35. Maintain passive state; allow materials to work on them

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

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

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

39. Use L2 exclusively; inductive grammar; much speaking - T to Ss and Ss to Ss; dictation

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

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

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

43. No textbook; materials developed as course progresses

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

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

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

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

48. Direct class activities; demonstrate - not explain or translate; give Ss choices to correct selves

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

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