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GRAMMAR TRANSLATION METHOD

Group 3 November 16th ,2010


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Principles 1. Learning to read L2 literature written language is superior to spoken language. L2 culture was literature and fine arts.

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2. Translation from L2 to L1 and vise versa: a central goal

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3. Communication is not emphasized 4. Reading and Writing are superior.

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5. Authority and correction 6. L1 L2 words 7. L1-L2 similarities are emphasized


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8. Form superior to content 9. Deduction over Induction 10. L2 learning: a mental exercise
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11. Explicit and conscious knowledge of Grammar 12. Memorization of grammatical paradigms

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Weaknesses
Language is seen as a collection of isolated words Bad effect of this method is on pupil's motivation Students cannot master all of four skills of English (listening, speaking) Teachers knowledge might be lost into in oblivion
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Application
Problems: + listening, speaking and pronunciation => bad + unnatural production + Boredom
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Reasons: + Students L1 preference + Preparation for lessons => easier than other method + Low knowledge of teachers (in rural areas) + Time management in the class + Lack of equipment for teaching and learning
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Solutions: + inductive GT + teaching collocations instead of isolated words + integration with other methods + creating interesting activities to motivate students + well- trained teachers
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