Theories, Methods & Techniques of Teaching - The Direct Method


This video is part of our series on "Theories, Methods & Techniques of Teaching". This episode speaks about grammar translation that is found in methodologies such as the Classical Method.

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The importance of this unit is difficult to overestimate. In my opinion, it is essential to teach the students the right pronunciation from the very beginning so that they do no have to unlearn the false pronunciation which is quite complicated to do as the practice shows. Especially beneficial I found the information concerning the international phonetic alphabet.From this unit I have learned more about intonations,stresses and International Phonemic Alphabets. For a teacher ,if we want to teach students better, we'd better know it well by ourselves,or we will lose the trust from our students.I also learn some useful ways of teaching pronunciation in the class, which will be very helpful and useful in my class in the future.