Tagged: methods

Teaching unplugged (Dogme Approach to Language Teaching) 6

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...

2010 Top ten ELT Articles 0

2010 Top ten ELT Articles

These are the most read English language teaching articles of the year 2010 in this blog. As you may notice readers seem to be interested in English teaching methods the rationale behind preparing lesson...

Communication 0

Communicative activities

Communicative activities Communicative language teaching was developed by teachers and applied linguists as a response to the shortcomings of the audiolingual and grammar translation methods. one of the distinctive points of communicative language teaching...

Ecological Approach to Language Learning 1

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...

Content-Based Instruction – A Cognitive Approach 2

Content-Based Instruction – A Cognitive Approach

Content-Based Instruction Most of us would agree that a second or a foreign language is learned not as much by direct instruction of its rules as by using it in meaningful context, especially when...

Vocabulary learning 8

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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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...