This section focuses on different methodologies and approaches to teaching, from Audiolingualism to Total Physical Response.
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Teaching approaches articles
An article discussing the concept of audiolingualism.
An article discussing the communicative language teaching approach.
An article discussing the development of computer assisted language learning.
An article discussing the benefits of content-based language learning.
An article discussing functional approaches to teaching English.
An article discussing the grammar-translation approach to language learning.
Some ideas of how to make the whole-class correction of homework less of a chore and more of an active challenge.
An article discussing the benefits of using the learners' first language in class.
An article discussing the notion of the negotiated syllabus.
An article discussing the Silent Way approach to language learning.
An article discussing the concept of suggestopedia.
An article discussing different models for the organization of language lessons, including Task-Based Learning.
A discussion of the Total Physical Response approach to language teaching.
An article discussing the benefits of translation as a language learning tool.
This article by Paul Charles aims to narrow the communicative approach into some practical steps towards successful speaking lessons.
Daniel Monaghon asks whether game-playing has a legitimate place in the ELT classroom.
Judith Baker and Mario Rinvolucri look at what NLP entails and its relevance to ELT.
Evan Frendo investigates intercultural communication.
For Herbert Puchta, a strong linguistic intelligence isn’t the only key to language-learning success.
Melissa Martin's article offers tips on how to approach teaching a first lesson with a new group.
A thought-provoking article by Alex Mackenzie on how CLIL really is working in practice at his school.
In the week that we launch our sister site, Onestopclil, Phil Ball analyzes a series of broadly-accepted definitions of CLIL - or Content Language Integrated Learning - as a way of highlighting its most significant characteristics.
In this article, Keith Kelly explores the definition of CLIL and gives advice to ELT teachers on how to maximize results in the classroom.