The Grammar Translation Method

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CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.0 INTRODUCTION Food, shelter and clothes are the three basic necessities of human race. The epoch of civilization has given rise to one more necessity, namely, communication. The process that involves the transmission and interchange of ideas, facts, feelings is known a communication. The word 'communication' comes from the Latin word communicate which means "to share, to impart or to commune". The literal meaning of 'communication' is giving or sharing ideas and feelings. It has come to stay and affect the human race and civilization in many ways. "Communication is the essence of life, as it provides "information food" to the hungry mind". (Malathi,2007) Not satisfied with the ability to communicate within…show more content…
Millions of people have successfully learnt foreign languages to a high degree of proficiency. Grammar translation classes are usually conducted in the students ’ native-language .Grammar rules are learnt deductively students learn grammar rules by rote and then practice the rules by doing grammar drills and translating sentences to and from the target language attention is given to the form of the sentence being translated than to their content. The main source of classroom material is the textbook. The result was student always fail often speaking an writing. It is true that the grammar translation method is widely practiced and is the standard way in teaching languages in schools. It is very much based on the return work and the rules particular work in grammar. This method is very successful over the years in learning foreign languages to a high degree of proficiency. This method is often based on drills, translations, etc. The main disadvantage of grammar translation method is that it lacks speaking…show more content…
• After the pupil grasps the structures and vocabulary through oral work he is introduced to reading and writing. • The children should be well – grounded in pronunciation systematically. • The new words and forms are to be explained through natural surroundings. • The structure and vocabulary are to be impressed through suitable question and answers. 1.4 COMPUTER ASSISTED LANGUAGE LEARNING Though the application of CALL programs has become a new trend in recently global second language learning instructions, computer technology still has its limitations and weakness. CALL programs enhance the teaching to help student learning, one should realize what the advantages are in current CALL programs in order to avoid for misemploying CALL programs and get its maximum benefits for our teaching and learning given the breadth of what may go on in computer-assisted language learning (CALL) a definition of CALL that accommodates its changing nature is any process in which a learner uses a computer and, as a result, improves his or her language (Beatty,
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