Theories on language learning are still up for debate

07/13/2013 | Korea Times (Seoul), The

Alden C. Mayfield, an English teacher living in South Korea, discusses in this opinion article the evolving ideas and pedagogical approaches to teaching and learning languages. Most recent research has favored Communicative Language Teaching, which emphasises communication using the language the student is learning, over Grammar-Translation, a strategy that is more focused on language rules, definitions and exercises, Mayfield writes.

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