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Differences in between the communicative and more traditional approaches to language teaching and learning

I'm not sure what to write for this topic :( Can someone give me a push in the write direction, I have writer's block.I wanted to write a bit about more tradtional approaches like: grammar translation, direct method, situational language, and communicative: CLT, audio ligual method, oral apprachSo I want to point out 5 - 6 of their main difference and write a bit about themCan someone please help me out maybe tell me how you would write this? Am I on the right track :DThanks

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cmftrier

HiAre you doing the Trinity Diploma course by any chance? Your question sounds like an essay I just had to write for my course...!Anyway, I can send you a summary table which compares the approaches, so then you can pick out the 5-6 that seem to be most important to you. Let me know your email address if you'd like it!Clare

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Rob Lewis

Hi ClareIf you'd like to get in touch with another user, we recommend not posting your email address on the site. You can, though, contact them by clicking on their username and then the 'contact' tab on the new page.Hope this helps you both!Rob

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hamda

hi i want to know about what is CLT? I have presentation next week so i'm waiting to your reply :)

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Rob Lewis

Hi Hamda
Have a look here for a definition:
http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/think/knowledge-wiki/communicative-approach
CLT = communicative language teaching (although it's often referred to in different ways, such as 'the communicative approach'). You can see references to it in lots of articles on this site:
http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/search/node/communicative%20type%3Aarticles
Hope this helps!
Rob

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hamda

Thanks Lewis :) but I'm still confused! How Can I present this method? I need outlines of this presentation if you can. PLEASE:)