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by sheela
Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:40 am
Forum: Language courses
Topic: Methods of teaching foreign languages
Replies: 1
Views: 9640

Methods of teaching foreign languages

While sometimes confused, the terms "approach", "method" and "technique" are hierarchical concepts. An approach is a set of correlative assumptions about the nature of language and language learning, but does not involve procedure or provide any details about how such assumptions should translate in...
by sheela
Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:39 am
Forum: Language courses
Topic: 18th century
Replies: 0
Views: 7824

18th century

The study of modern languages did not become part of the curriculum of European schools until the 18th century. Based on the purely academic study of Latin, students of modern languages did much of the same exercises, studying grammatical rules and translating abstract sentences. Oral work was minim...
by sheela
Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:37 am
Forum: Language courses
Topic: Ancient to medieval period
Replies: 0
Views: 7876

Ancient to medieval period

Although the need to learn foreign languages is almost as old as human history itself, the origins of modern language education has its roots in the study and teaching of Latin. 500 years ago Latin was the dominant language of education, commerce, religion and government in much of the Western world.