Category: Methods

English language teaching methods

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Discovery Learning: Guiding Language Discovery

Discovery Learning Discovery Learning (DL) draws its principles from the constructivist theory of learning. It is informed by the findings of learning theorists and psychologists such as Jean Piaget, Jerome Bruner, and Lev Vygotsky....

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Approach, method, procedure and technique

The difference between approach, method, procedure, and technique English Language Teaching (ELT) terminology can be sometimes confusing. This post tries to describe the difference between approach, method, procedure, and technique. It is important, for...

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Task Based Language Teaching (TBLT)

What is Task-Based Language Teaching? Task-based language teaching (TBLT) is a type of instruction that relies on the use of authentic target language to do meaningful tasks. TBLT is also referred to as task-based...

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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...