Theories, Methods & Techniques of Teaching - Audio Lingualism


So what we're going to do is to run through a series of methodologies that were created mainly in the 1900s that adopted the idea that language learning should be much more communicative, much more natural. The first one is called audiolingualism and it's also called the army method because of where it was developed. Basically, psychology, during the 1950s and 60s, was building up new theories about behaviorism. Perhaps the most famous experiments that were done in this particular area were by Pavlov, where he was showing that most animals undergo a stimulus response mechanism and he had a series of famous experiments, where by ringing a bell, he could cause a dog to salivate, that would be his response, in the expectation of getting some food. This behaviorist idea of stimulus response was put into an actual teaching methodology. Basically, in the audiolingualism method these two parts of the name tell us what actually happens. "Audio" is to listen and lingual is to repeat. So what we do is a series of drills and these intensive verbal drills help us to get the use of the particular language.

Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching. This convenient, highly structured design means that you can quickly get to grips with each section before moving onto the next.

I have learnt a lot from Unit 2. This section is useful because it is a very good review for English native speakers about parts of speech. Since the way we learned English is different compared to the non-English native speakers, this section helps us a lot on how to teach them English.This unit was very slow it seemed to drag and re-iterate and wasn't very clear. I really didn't have a great time with this unit and it can afford to be clearer specifically in it's reference to outside course material or pages that relate. (perhaps provide a quick link to the referrals)LESSON PLANNING IS VERY IMPORTANT, AND AS A GOOD TEACHER ITS VERY IMPORTANT NOT TO WRITE SO MUCH AND ALSO NOT TO CONCENTRATE JUST ON THE ONE YOU HAVE WRITE DOWN .BEFORE STARTING A LESSON ITS ALWAYS VERY IMPORTANT TO CHECK IMPORTANT THINGS IN YOUR CLASS ROOM IF THEY ARE ON GOOD CONDITION.