Category: Methods

English language teaching methods

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The Dogme Approach to Language Teaching

Dogme is a communicative approach to language teaching that was initiated by Scott Thornbury in his article, “A Dogma for EFL”. Dogme advocates a kind of teaching that doesn’t rely on published textbooks but...

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Ecological Approach to English Language Teaching

Ecological approach The Ecological Approach to Language Learning highlights the comprehensive development of language skills within context.  Like organisms living in an environment, speakers interact in a context to integrate into and to influence...

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The Lexical Approach

Since the publication of the “Lexical Approach” by Michael Lewis in 1993, Language teaching practices have been widely reviewed and discussed. So what are the features of the  Lexical Approach? Is it a revolution...

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The Natural Approach

The natural approach developed by Tracy Terrell and supported by Stephen Krashen, is a language teaching approach which claims that language learning is a reproduction of the way humans naturally acquire their native language....

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Content Based Instruction

Content based instruction (CBI) is a teaching approach that focuses on learning language through learning about something. Although CBI is not new, there has been an increased interest in it because  it has proven...

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Situational Language Teaching (Oral Approach)

The Oral Approach or Situational Language Teaching is  an approach developed by British applied linguists between the 1930s and the 1960s. While it is unknown for many teachers, it had a big influence on...

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Total Physical Response

Total Physical Response is a language teaching method which is based on the assumption that the coordination of speech and action will boost language learning. It was developed by James Asher in the 70s....

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Suggestopedia

The origin of Suggestopedia Suggestopedia is a language teaching method developed by the Bulgarian psychologist, Georgi Lozanov (see picture on the right.) Like Community Language Learning and the Silent Way Method, Suggestopedia is an...

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The Silent Way Method

The Silent Way The Chomskyan criticism of the theories upon which the audiolingual method was founded led to an interest in  not only the affective factors but also in the cognitive factors.  While Community...