Category Archives: Second Language Acquisition

Audio-Lingual Method of Teaching English

Here you can read about the audio-lingual method of teaching English. Although it has been claimed that it isn’t the best way to teach English, the method (and variations of this method) are still widely used and can be put to good use in some situations. Read all about the method, as well as some examples of how to put it to use. Also sometimes referred to as the army method, it can help with large classes and classes where students are at a low level.

The Grammar-Translation Method of Teaching English

The Grammar-Translation method of teaching English is a fairly old method that was very popular in the 18th and 19th centuries. Nowadays, other methods are better for learning a language, but you will still find some teachers that like this method. There is very little speaking practice and most language is focused on learning the rules of grammar and writing. Read about the methodology, examples and the pros and cons of using this method for teaching English.

Direct Method of Teaching English

The direct method isn’t widely used today, but you will still find some teachers that like to use this method of teaching. This blog post will outline what exactly the direct method is, how it works, examples as well as some advantages and disadvantages of using the method. This method is a little over a hundred years old and other teaching methodology is preferred nowadays, but you can still get some benefits from knowing about and adapting this method in your teaching.

The Communicative Approach of Teaching English

The communicative approach of teaching English is a style of teaching used by English teachers. The main aim is to get the students to practice English in the classroom using real life situations. In this post you can read about the methodology of this approach, the advantages and disadvantages as well as get some ideas for activities in the classroom. This post is particularly helpful for ESL teachers who are looking to get their students more active in the classroom.