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January 08, 2007

Surveys- Choosing Your Own Approach

Hello Readers,

For those of you who have done training with the British Council or other TEFL organizations, it's likely that you were taught to utilize the PPP (Presentation, Practice and Production) model, which, along with Task-based Learning (TBL) is an example of the Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) approach.

Another approach is the Humanistic approach, which include Suggestopedia, The Silent Way, Community Language Learning, and Total Physical Response (TPR).

In light of the fact that there are so many different approaches, methodologies and models out there,...

... should teachers be able to choose the approach they want to use or should they all use the same approach (eg. CLT) so that ESL students have a sense of continuity?

To answer this survey, please go to http://www.esl-jobs-forum.com/viewtopic.php?t=1444

Don't forget that you'll have to either register or log in before you can take part in the poll. (But don't worry, it's free!)

Question: Should teachers be able to choose their own approach to teaching?

1) Yes

2) No

3) I'm not sure

-----> Please enter YOUR answer

Anything missing from the above choices? Feel free to share additional ideas by commenting below!

For more information about the PPP model, go to: http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/think/methodology/grammar.shtml

Carol Rueckert
Writer, ESL Lesson Plan
E-mail: crueckert@eslemployment.com
Blog: www.esl-lesson-plan.com

"I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand." - Chinese Proverb

*Looking for other interesting surveys (and their resultes) about the ESL industry? Click HERE!

About the author of this entry:
Carol, a native English-speaker who hails from the small town of St. Joseph in Minnesota, USA, and lived and worked in China for more than 7 years. During that time, she worked with students that range in age from three to more than sixty years old. She worked in universities, private language schools, grade schools, international schools, as well as private tutoring. Besides teaching, she also worked as a head teacher, an education manager, and a material development manager. In addition to working on this newsletter, she currently writes a monthly column for Time Out Beijing. Carol is also currently working on her MA in TESOL at the Oxford Brookes University in England. Look for her posts on the ESL-Jobs-Forum discussion boards!

Posted by crueckert at January 8, 2007 06:57 AM

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