This article’s lead section may not adequately summarize its contents. It has been suggested that this article be merged into language education. Language pedagogy may take place as a general school subject, in a specialized language school, or out of school with a rich selection of proprietary methods of teaching children in elementary school online and in books, CDs and DVDs.
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.