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Audiolingual method; theory and guidance for classroom practices

Rambe, Sojuangon (2013) Audiolingual method; theory and guidance for classroom practices. ENGLISH EDUCATION JOURNAL: English Journal for Teaching and Learning, 1 (1). pp. 54-77. ISSN 2338-8781


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Audiolingual Method (ALM) emerged in 1950s on the shake of military purposes and its popularity declined in 1970s, criticized by linguists and practitioners in the aspect of language and learning theory as well as learning outcomes, together with the rise of communicative approach and other language teaching methods. The practice is still exist nowadays especially in teaching pronunciation, recorded materials and language labs.
In general, this method based on structural linguistics and psychological behaviorism; purposed to enable students to speak target language like native speakers do; develops oral communication through drills and repetition; teaches grammar inductively followed by filling gaps exercises; teaches new vocabulary through mimicry; puts listening and speaking in the top priority then develop reading and writing on spoken basis; and allows the further writing and translation in teaching students at advanced level. This paper discussed these features as guidance for teacher to teach English by using this method.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200401 Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics
Depositing User: Yusri Fahmi
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2017 01:23
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2019 08:33

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