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LIN 4251

What is a method or an approach to language teaching? According to Anthony (1963): Approach: theoretical model/ research paradigm Provides a broad philosophical perspective on language teaching (i.e.: justifications for the communicative approach)
Method set of procedures – step by step manner how to teach a L2 or foreign language (more specific than an approach but less specific than a technique)
Technique specific classroom activity (dictation, listen and repeat drills, read and fill the blank…)
According to Rodgers (2001): Method is most general term and include Anthony’s theories
According to Rodgers (2001): Method: most general term and include Anthony’s theories 1. Approach: theory of the nature of language 2. Design: types of learning tasks, teacher roles 3. Procedure: similar to techniques, practices, behaviors
Conceptual underpinnings L2 teaching has changed a lot in the last 50 years Understanding the origins of teaching will help teachers to evaluate innovations or new approaches in the future
Created by: catrinkareem