On the Understated and Avant-Garde Language Teaching Methods and Theories

Int. J. Appl. Ling. Stud., Vol. 4, No. 1, p. 17-23, 2015

7 Pages Posted: 24 Oct 2017

Date Written: February 28, 2015

Abstract

Language teachers have always been concerned about the paucity of efficient methods of language instruction in education systems. Consequently, the language teaching pendulum is swinging from methods to post-method era. Post-method is not a new language approach; rather, it is a theory pursuing reforms in language teaching praxis. The aim of the present paper is twofold: to present some of the emerging language teaching methods and techniques plus reviewing some of the less attended language teaching approaches and theories. The paper is drawn to a close by the discussion of Principled Eclecticism, which is considered to be at the heart of Post-methods debate.

Keywords: Language Teaching, Teaching Methods, New Approaches, Teaching Techniques

Suggested Citation

Mahmoodi-Shahrebabaki, Masoud, On the Understated and Avant-Garde Language Teaching Methods and Theories (February 28, 2015). Int. J. Appl. Ling. Stud., Vol. 4, No. 1, p. 17-23, 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3057849

Masoud Mahmoodi-Shahrebabaki (Contact Author)

Middle Tennessee State University ( email )

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