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Language Teaching Methods

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

2. Basically structuralist - grammar-based view of language

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

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

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

6. Language is primarily speech; learning language involves culture

7. Language is a rule governed system - hierarchically arranged

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15. No specific objectives; near native mastery is goal

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

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

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

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

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

21. Memorization and habit forming

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

23. Leaning involves whole person; social process of growth

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

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

26. Learners as negotiator - interactor - giving & receiving information

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

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

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

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

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

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

33. Responsible for their own learning' must develop independence - autonomy and responsibility

34. Dialogues & drills; repetition & memorization pattern practice

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

43. Authentic & task based materials to promote communication

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

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

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

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

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

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

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