Contrastive Analysis Of English As Second Language Summary

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Balagosa, Aldrin D. GRES 201 Foundations of English as Second Language The article "A Contrastive Analysis of English Language Teaching Methods", by Masood Akhtar, Memon Abdul Malik Abbasi and Tariq Umrani seeks to address how GMT and CLT methods can be applied as teaching methods of language teachers. The research problem being addressed is which among the two methods is more effective teaching method in the three districts of Sindh and how they differ from one another. It is clear in the abstract of the article that this is not a simple issue. in fact the article is fairly confusing for the first couple of paragraphs. The authors start by saying that it has always been a problem for language teachers to choose the most effective way of teaching a foreign or second language, however many methods and approaches were developed, applied and discarded in order to try out for the most effective teaching language method. What can make teaching method is when the target objectives were met by the teachers. Grammar-Translation Method, emphasizes the teaching of the second language grammar, its principle techniques is translation from and into the target language. GMT is still one of the most important and effective way of teaching a foreign or second language (Elizabeth 2004) and is also being used in many parts of the world including Pakistan. This method is most viewed here in the Philippines especially in public high schools

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