Theories, Methods & Techniques of Teaching - Methodology Review

 

Before we move on to the final methodology for today, let's just recap and see where we are at this point in time. We're looking at different learning methodologies. Each of those methodologies takes its premise from being somewhere on this particular spectrum of ?nature versus nurture? and where we are on this spectrum gives us a starting point for the background or theory to that particular methodology. So, we?ve had a look starting in the 17th century and the classical method and moving on as the ideas of psychology developed to various methods, such as audiolingualism, the silent way, Suggestopedia and TPR. Each of these showing a development as knowledge about learning increased and each of these takes a different starting point on our English spectrum.


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.

This unit explored the use of technology in the classroom and how they can be effective. DVDs and visual aids are extremely helpful in teaching. Students will be able to see what they are saying and how it sounds. I like the idea that a student can see a visual to a word they are saying.I have learned the different roles which a teacher needs to take in and act out to be able to teach effectively. I have learned that there are different types of students and groups which I will encounter. I learned how to approach different age groups to keep them engaged in my lessons.This was unit was quite challenging, because, as mentioned in the reading material, it is not something that I really think about as an English teacher. I think that tongue twisters and pointing out oddities in a fun way are particularly effective techniques for difficult pronunciations.


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