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DRILLING (Part 2)

This is the second part of an article on drilling, a technique that has been used in foreign language classrooms for many years. It was a key feature of audio lingual approaches to language teaching which placed emphasis on repeating structural patterns through oral practice. This second part will focus on how we drill. Here... Continue Reading →

DRILLING (Part 1)

This is the first part of an article on drilling, a technique that has been used in foreign language classrooms for many years. It was a key feature of audio lingual approaches to language teaching which placed emphasis on repeating structural patterns through oral practice.   What drilling is At its simplest, drilling means listening to... Continue Reading →

English Young Learners: Common Teaching Approaches

Below is the answer of Prof. Jack Richards when being asked about the techniques to deal with young learners: Build teaching around activities and physical movement. Drawing on the Total Physical Response method, teachers help link the language learning to physical activities by having children use and hear English for making things drawing pictures completing... Continue Reading →

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