Category: Methods

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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 that 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...

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Community Language Learning

Background of the Community Language Learning As the Chomskyan linguistic revolution turned linguists and language teachers away from the audiolingual method which focused on surface structure and on rote practice of scientifically produced patterns...

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The Audiolingual Method

The Audio-Lingual method of teaching  had its origins during World War II when it became known as the Army Method.  It is also called the Aural oral approach. It is based on the structural...

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The Direct Method

History The Direct Method, also called Natural Method, was established in Germany and France around 1900. It appeared as an answer to the shortcomings of the Grammar Translation Method. It is a method for...