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There are many methods of teaching languages. The functional view sees language as a vehicle to express or accomplish a certain function, such as requesting something. The interactive view sees language as a vehicle for the creation and maintenance of social relations, focusing on patterns of moves, acts, negotiation and interaction found in conversational exchanges. This view has been fairly dominant since the 1980s.
In the late 1800s and most of the 1900s, language teaching was usually conceived in terms of method. In seeking to improve teaching practices, teachers and researchers would typically try to find out which method was the most effective. In 1963, University of Michigan Linguistics Professor Edward Mason Anthony Jr. According to Anthony, “The arrangement is hierarchical.
A method is a plan for presenting the language material to be learned and should be based upon a selected approach. Anthony’s framework was welcomed by the language teaching community when it was introduced, and it was seen as a useful way of classifying different teaching practices. Despite Richards and Rogers’ efforts to clearly define approach, design, and procedure, their framework has been criticized by Kumaravadivelu for having “an element of artificiality in its conception and an element of subjectivity in its operation”. The grammar translation method instructs students in grammar, and provides vocabulary with direct translations to memorize. It was the predominant method in Europe in the 19th century. Most instructors now acknowledge that this method is ineffective by itself. At school, the teaching of grammar consists of a process of training in the rules of a language which must make it possible for all the students to correctly express their opinion, to understand the remarks which are addressed to them and to analyze the texts which they read.
The audio-lingual method was developed in the United States around World War II when governments realized that they needed more people who could conduct conversations fluently in a variety of languages, work as interpreters, code-room assistants, and translators. Army Specialized Training Program only lasted a few years, but it gained a lot of attention from the popular press and the academic community. This first version of the method was originally called the oral method, the aural-oral method or the structural approach. The audio-lingual method truly began to take shape near the end of the 1950s, this time due government pressure resulting from the space race. The teacher would go over it the day before. Due to weaknesses in performance, and more importantly because of Noam Chomsky’s theoretical attack on language learning as a set of habits, audio-lingual methods are rarely the primary method of instruction today. However, elements of the method still survive in many textbooks.
The oral approach was developed from the 1930s to the 1960s by British applied linguists such as Harold Palmer and A. They were familiar with the direct method as well as the work of 19th-century applied linguists such as Otto Jespersen and Daniel Jones but attempted to formally develop a more scientifically founded approach to teaching English than was evidenced by the direct method. A number of large-scale investigations about language learning and the increased emphasis on reading skills in the 1920s led to the notion of “vocabulary control”. It was discovered that languages have a core basic vocabulary of about 2,000 words that occur frequently in written texts, and it was assumed that mastery of these would greatly aid reading comprehension.
Foreign Language textbooks as late as the 1980s and elements of it still appear in current texts. Directed practice has students repeat phrases. This method is used by U. It can quickly provide a phrasebook-type knowledge of the language. Within these limits, the student’s usage is accurate and precise.