Although uneducated parents can teach a language to their children, how can educated teachers not teach a foreign language? In this course, you will learn how to teach a language with a contemporary method but ancient.
In ancient times, people used to travel by horses or camels but then they invented cars and began to go everywhere with them. Today, we use planes. There is no doubt that cars are faster than horses, but planes are the fastest.
Especially for 2 centuries, researchers have been trying to find the best, the fastest, and the most effective way to teach a foreign language. They did their best for their times, needs, and purposes. However, the needs of learners and purposes of learning a new language have changed up to now, so do the approaches, methods, and techniques to teach a language.
As Sun Tzu said:
“There are not more than five primary colors (blue, yellow, red, white, and black), yet in combination, they produce more hues than can ever be seen.”
“There are not more than five musical notes, yet the combinations of these five give rise to more melodies than can ever be heard.”
I said, “There are not more than 10 approaches to teach a foreign language, yet in a combination of them you can find the best way that has never been seen.”
As you can not always travel by horse or by plane today, you can not use one method or one approach to teach a new language. If you need a hobby, you can ride a horse, yet if you want to go 1000 km as fast as possible, you have to buy a plane ticket. In other words, you can sometimes use Grammar-Translation Approach in your lesson as an activity, yet if you want your students to speak a language, you always have to use Natural Approach and TPRS for comprehensible input and repetition.
In this course, you are going to go to the past and see which approaches and methods people used to teach a language. Then you are going to come these days again and learn the best, fastest, most effective, and most contemporary method to teach a language.
What you’ll learn
- Grammar Translation Method
- Direct Method
- Audio Lingual Method
- Reading Approach
- Communicative Language Teaching
- Natural Approach
- Deductive Approach
- Inductive Approach
- Smart phone, Laptop, PC
Who this course is for:
- Language teachers
- English teachers
- Spanish teachers
- Chinese teachers
- German teachers
- Arabic teachers
- Mandarin teachers