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Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching: A Description by Jack C. Richards

By Jack C. Richards

This widely-used publication offers a transparent description and research of the key methods and techniques utilized in moment and international language educating. tools and ways lined comprise: grammar translation, the direct strategy, situational language educating, the silent manner, overall actual reaction, the usual strategy and suggestopedia.

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They gave their boss a watch. -They gave him a watch .... 4. Restatement. The student rephrases an uttera nce and addresses it to someone else, according to instructions. EXAMPLES. Tell hi m to wa it for you. -Wait for me. Ask her how old she is. -How old are you? Ask John when he began. - John, when did you begin? 5. Completion. The student hears an utteran ce th at is compl ete except for one word, t hen repears the utteran ce in compl eted form. EXA MPLES. I'll go my way and you go .... - I'll go my way and you go yours.

They gave him a watch .... 4. Restatement. The student rephrases an uttera nce and addresses it to someone else, according to instructions. EXAMPLES. Tell hi m to wa it for you. -Wait for me. Ask her how old she is. -How old are you? Ask John when he began. - John, when did you begin? 5. Completion. The student hears an utteran ce th at is compl ete except for one word, t hen repears the utteran ce in compl eted form. EXA MPLES. I'll go my way and you go .... - I'll go my way and you go yours.

Va rious kinds of dr ills are u sed. Brooks (1 964: 156- 6 1) includes the follo w ing: 1. Repetition. The student repeats an utterance alo ud as soon as he has hea rd it. He does this without looking at a printed text. The utterance must be brief enough to be retained by the ea r. Sound is as impo rtant as form and order. 7 . Expansiofl. When a word is added it takes a cenai n place in thc seq uence. EXAM PLES. I kn ow him. (hardl y). -I hardly kno w him. I know him. (wel l). - I know him well ....

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