Interesting summary for my trainees!
In the 70s there was a positive rash of so-called designer methods for learning language. The first part of our #ELTChat on 12th September 2012 at 12pm was mainly concerned with clarifying exactly what some of these methods involved. For the sake of clarity I have prepared a brief overview of what I understand about each method. There then follows a summary of the discussion and finally a set of links to articles and videos about these different methods.
|Theory of learning||Theory of language||Teaching method|
|The Silent Way||Learning is facilitated if the learner discovers or problem solves. Students work co-operatively and independently from teacher.||Very structural- language is taught in ‘building blocks’..but syllabus is determined by what learners need to communicate.||Teacher should be as silent as possible, modelling items just once. Language is learnt inductively|
|Total Physical Response (TPR)||Learners will learn better if stress…|
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