LANGUAGE LEARNING THEORIES AND
Think about these questions and compare your thoughts with a colleague:
1. What do you know about the following 'theories' or 'approaches'?
The Natural Approach
The Cognitive Code
Situational Language Teaching
Total Physical Response
The Silent Way
The Audio-Lingual Approach
The Communicative Approach
The Humanistic Approach
Community Language Learning
You can use these untitled definitions to help you.
2. How would you describe your current teaching approach?
3. How many different learning styles can you describe?
4. How would you describe your own learning style?
You can use this learning styles worksheet to help you.
5. Pick a learner you know well. How would
you describe their learning style?