Some Teaching Methods and Their Distinctive Features
[coverattach=1]AUDIOLINGUAL METHOD: Importance of students having repeated and systematic productive practice.
COMMUNICATIVE LANGUAGE TEACHING: Role of meaningful communication is the focus of Language Teaching.
COMMUNITY LANGUAGE LEARNING: Focuses on the classroom as community with learners? larger lives involved in learning.
COMPETENCY-BASED LANGUAGE TEACHING: Specifies learning outcomes rather than learning processes.
CONTENT-BASED INSTRUCTION: Teaching organized around subject-matter structure rather than linguistic structure.
COOPERATIVE LANGUAGE LEARNING: Focuses on small-group interaction and on the learning contribution that learners make to fellow-learners.
GRAMMAR TRANSLATION: Detailed analysis of grammar rules leading to a translation of texts into and out of the target language.
LEXICAL APPROACH: Focuses on words and lexical chunks as critical learning and use elements of the language.
MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES: Emphasis on accommodating different learner styles, preferences and capabilities.
NATURAL APPROACH: The importance of the teacher in helping make new language interesting & comprehensible.
NEUROLINGUISTIC PROGRAMMING: Set of general communication techniques based on modelling behaviours of successful language learners and users.
SILENT WAY: Focus on learning rather than teaching, with student problem-solving central to learning.
SITUATIONAL LANGUAGE TEACHING: Role of meaningful context in the situations in which language will be used.
STRUCTURAL METHOD: Focus of Language Teaching is on the phonological and syntactic structures of the language.
SUGGESTOPEDIA: The importance of relaxation and rhythm in learning.
TASK-BASED APPROACHES: Engaging and relevant tasks as Language Teaching focus.
TOTAL PHYSICAL RESPONSE: The tie between body and brain in Language Learning.
WHOLE LANGUAGE: Perspective involving learner participation in authentic, interesting situations and the language which naturally emerges in such situations.