Theories, Methods & Techniques of Teaching - Methodology Review


Before we move on to the final methodology for today, let's just recap and see where we are at this point in time. We're looking at different learning methodologies. Each of those methodologies takes its premise from being somewhere on this particular spectrum of ?nature versus nurture? and where we are on this spectrum gives us a starting point for the background or theory to that particular methodology. So, we?ve had a look starting in the 17th century and the classical method and moving on as the ideas of psychology developed to various methods, such as audiolingualism, the silent way, Suggestopedia and TPR. Each of these showing a development as knowledge about learning increased and each of these takes a different starting point on our English spectrum.

Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching. This convenient, highly structured design means that you can quickly get to grips with each section before moving onto the next.

In this unit, the author(s) mentions that teachers are afraid to teach business English, since they know little of the field. Before reading that, I never even thought about such a scenario. It is therefore especially important to prepare for situations that I didn't even think about to make sure that I am mentally prepared for any possibility.This section provided an overview on the different types of learners and their unique respective needs. It specifically focused on young learners, 1-on-1 learners and business learners. Using clear instructions, reinforcement and visual aids was recommended for young learners which I feel is a straightforward and intuitive approach to teaching.