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In Search of a Method. Workpapers in Teaching English as a Second Language, Vol. 9, June, 1975 [microform] / Clifford H. Prator
Bib ID 5301325
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Author
Prator, Clifford H
 
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1974 
12 p. 
Summary

Though the audiolingual approach has lost much of the support that it once enjoyed from methodologists and language teachers, no new method--fully formulated, coherent, and sufficiently in harmony with current developments in psychology and linguistics--has yet arisen to take its place. Many new directions in language teaching are apparent, most of which seem to be based on pragmatism and eclecticism. The article is built around ten slogans which are seen as possible replacements for the five slogans which Moulton viewed as the basis of audiolingualism. They are: (1) Teaching is more of an art than a science; (2) No methodologist has the whole answer; (3) Try to avoid the pendulum syndrome; (4) Place a high value on practical experimentation without doctrinaire allegiance; (5) Look to various relevant disciplines for insights; (6) View objectives as an overriding consideration; (7) Regard all tested techniques as resources; (8) Attach as much importance to what your students say as to how they say it; (9) Make the needs and motivation of your students your greatest concern; (10) Remember that what is new is not necessarily better. (Author/CLK)

Notes

ERIC Note: Paper presented at the National Convention of the Mexican Organization of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (Mextesol), (Tampico, Mexico, October 19, 1974).

English Teaching Forum, Jan 1976.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Applied Linguistics.  |  Audiolingual Methods.  |  Cognitive Processes.  |  Educational Psychology.  |  Guidelines.  |  Language Instruction.  |  Language Skills.  |  Linguistic Theory.  |  Second Language Learning.  |  Student Motivation.  |  Teaching Methods.
Form/genre Speeches/Meeting Papers.
Other authors/contributors California Univ., Los Angeles. Dept. of English
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