ERIC Number: ED274176
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Preview of "Methods That Work."
Oller, John W., Jr.
A sampling of classroom approaches for second language teaching included in the book "Methods That Work: A Smorgasbord of Ideas for Language Teachers" is outlined. The methods covered include Total Physical Response, Silent Way, The Natural Approach, several dramatization techniques, and the pragmatic curriculum. It is concluded that these methods work because they require students to link up utterances in the target language with facts that are in some sense fixed or established, or at least imagined or portrayed in film or drama. Pragmatic theory suggests that this linkage will be easier to establish and that texts will be of greater benefit to the students to the extent that the texts are episodically organized, or logically structured and motivated by conflict. (MSE)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: On TESOL '84. A Brave New World for TESOL. Selected Papers from the Annual Convention of the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (18th, Houston, Texas, March 6-11, 1984); see FL 016 005.