Tag: Methodology

Reflections on my lesson: Is this TBLT?

Reflections on my lesson: Is this TBLT?

OK, I'll admit it. I'm a bit confused. I think my classroom practice and teaching materials reflect a Communicative Approach to language teaching. Prompted by some debates on Twitter, though, I've been trying to read up on TBLT and picture exactly what it would look like in the classroom, how TBLT-type lessons and courses would … Continue reading Reflections on my lesson: Is this TBLT?

The Direct Method

Next in line along our chronological methods and approaches journey... THE DIRECT METHOD History & Development In the middle of the 19th century, people began to question the Grammar Translation method of language teaching. Within Europe, people felt, there was more a need for oral communication skills. Individual specialists (e.g. Marcel, Gouin) tried to introduce … Continue reading The Direct Method