Sunday, August 18, 2013

The Origins of English for Specific Purposes

Read "The Origins of ESP" in our reference, pp. 101-102; also "Focus on method" from the chapter "Second language acquisition/learning" in The Study of Language by George Yule (2006)  (pp. 165-166) and the chapter "How we cope with many languages: teach them" (pp. 437-440) by David Crystal (2005). Note that this material was already covered in our course in Bilingualism. (For the print materials, copies are available from the instructor.)

Define each of the following teaching methods and give techniques under each teaching method.

Grammar-translation method

Audio-lingual method

Communicative approaches

Post your answers as comments below. Remember to cite your references. Post your assignment by August 30 (Friday).

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