Brown: Study Questions and Answers

Brown: Chapter 5 Questions

  1. What are the two things you should be cautious of doing if you accept the CLT approach?
  2. What are the 5 features characterizing CLT?
  3. Discuss five ways CLT (Communicative Language Teaching) improved upon principles of the ALM (Audiolingual Method). Why do you consider these improvement?.
  4. What aspects are Whole Language Education based on initially?
  5. Why should we not pick just one approach to language learning?
  6. What is the key to "dynamic" teaching?
  7. What are some of the important and techniques in learner-centered teaching?
  8. Why is it important to have a "cooperative learning" atmosphere in the classroom?
  9. What type of activities would a teacher employ under the concept of interactive learning?
  10. Name 5 goals of communicative language teaching theory.
  11. What is the relationship between task and approach from a CLT perspective?
  12. How would an advocate of CLT view translation in the classroom?
  13. What is CLT's attitude toward grammatical explanation?
  14. Which is better: "strong" or "weak" version of CLT? Why?
  15. Name 3 contrasting points between the Audiolingual Method and Communicative Language Teaching.
  16. What is the currently recognized approach in language teaching, and how does it differ from earlier approaches?
  17. Give brief definitions / descriptions of the following:
    a. learner centered teaching
    b. cooperative learning
    c. interactive learning
    d. whole language education
    e. content centered education
    f. task-based learning

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Last Updated: Saturday, January 24, 1998