Catholic University of Goias
Academic: Silvio Sousa
SUMMARY OF THE BOOK TECHNIQUES AND PRINCIPLES IN TEACHING LANGUAGE OF AUTHOR DIANNE LARSEN-FREEMAN, 2000.2012
SUMMARY OF THE BOOK TECHNIQUES AND PRINCIPLES IN TEACHING LANGUAGE
This second edition of Techniques and principles in language Teaching constitutes a revised, updated andenlarged version of the author's original book published in 1986. The book most widely used by students, practitioners and teacher educators in the area of language teaching.
The main goal of thebook is to present the different methods that have outlined the history of language teaching methodology. The term "method" in this work is defined by the author as a coherent set of links betweenactions and thoughts in language teaching. And "techniques" to refer to actions, and principles to encompass thoughts. The approaches of different methods are introduced by entering a fictional classroomwhere each method is being practiced, as the author believes that ‘observing’ a class will give the reader a greater understanding of each particular method and offer wider opportunities to reflect onthem.
By doing so, readers are exposed to the specific techniques and the teacher’s behavior and actions within each method. However, as the author points out, these classroom encounters areidealized and belong to a non-real world in which students always catch on quickly and teachers do not have to contend with the many management matters of real-life instructions.
The structure is made upof twelve, the first and last ones being the introductions and conclusion, and integrating the chapters in-between (2-11) the body of the book. Chapter 2 is focused on the Grammar-Translation Method;Chapter 3 on the Direct Method; Chapter 4 on the Audiolingual Method; Chapter 5 on the Silent Way; Chapter 6 on Desuggestopedia; Chapter 7 on Community Language Learning, Chapter 8 on total...
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