Hans Heinrich Stern's Fundamental concepts of language teaching PDF

By Hans Heinrich Stern

ISBN-10: 0194370658

ISBN-13: 9780194370653

Professor Stern places utilized linguistics study into its old and interdisciplinary standpoint. He supplies an authoritative survey of earlier advancements world wide and establishes a collection of instructions for the longer term. There are six components: Clearing the floor, ancient views, innovations of Language, ideas of Society, suggestions of Language studying, and ideas of Language instructing.

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T2s: different schools of thought or approaches) as well as theories in the third sense, ‘theories of science’, on particular aspects of language and language learning. The model is general in that it attempts to offer a basis for an unbiased examination of relevant factors in language pedagogy, including controversial aspects. It does not a priori prescribe language teaching objectives, recommend or condemn particular methods of teaching, advocate a specific organizational pattern, or adopt a particular point of view on current theoretical controversies.

8 Here is a short list of a few such ambiguous terms. The reader might like to try his hand at explaining them: method, methodology, methodics; language teaching method, approach, style, theory, strategy, technique, procedure; applied linguistics, educational linguistics, language pedagogy, language didactics; audiovisual method, audiolingual method; traditional method, direct method, modern method; course, method, programme, curriculum, syllabus. See also Chapter 19:421-2 ahd Chapter 20, Note 1.

If it is claimed that language teaching is unnecessary or that no effective provision can ever be made to induce language learning, then this could be an argument for the abandonment of all language teaching. In that case we must be prepared to leave language learning alone and treat it as an unplanned social process; and there would be no point in continuing this discussion. It is obvious that the present book does not subscribe to the thesis of the absolute and inevitable uselessness of language teaching, otherwise it would not have been written.

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