Theories, Methods & Techniques of Teaching - Repition Drill Example


This video is part of our series on "Theories, Methods & Techniques of Teaching". This episode gives an example of language drills in the 'Audio Lingualism' or 'Army Method'. This is a method that is still used by many teachers today.

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.

I think this lesson was pretty self explanatory, except the test here was a little difficult. It required the teacher to remember the boomerang style, which is something that I had to struggle a little to remember. I think that I either did very well on this test or very poorly. I think this was a light lesson that just tried to bring back ideas from older units.I found that the first half of this lesson was fun and useful. However, the second half seemed unclear and confusing. I wasn't sure what I was supposed to learn from it plus it didn't seem to adequately prepare me for the test. I looked back on my previous unit’s notes. I don’t feel very confident about my answers and that is a first for me in this course.