Curio Critique # 12: Language teaching methods

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Sl. No. Curio Book Title Year of Publication
12 The School World- A Monthly Magazine of Educational Work and Progress - Vol XI January to December 1909 1909

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An article on the method of teaching languages in the 1909 edition of The School World insists on word building and word formation tasks and teaching grammar inductively.

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The opening lines in a Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Blog post by Elena Shvidko observes:
One of the common challenges in writing is coming up with the “right” word. Indeed, having a good command of vocabulary is a crucial precondition for success in writing, not only in a second language but also in a mother tongue...
Michael Swan in his Blog post in the BBC Teaching English Website provides three ‘Golden Rules’ for teaching grammar:
The real problem according to Michael Swan is: “ getting learners to carry over their grammar learning from controlled practice to spontaneous real-life use”.
Curio Quest At the turn of the century, the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT), Kerala, advocated an abandoning of the direct teaching of grammar and vocabulary in the English classroom. Did this bring about any change in the English language competence of students in Kerala?

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