Monday, June 3, 2013

Grammar Translation Method (GTM)

The grammar translation method of foreign language teaching is one of the traditional methods. A focus on learning the rules of grammar and their application in translation passages from one language into another language. GTM follows the adult’s natural way of learning a language. A very little teaching is done in the target language.

a.         Its focus is on accuracy and not fluency
b.         Literal language is superior to the spoken language

·      Saves time
·      Easiest for teacher
·      Works well with large class

a.         Worst effect of this method is on pupil’s motivation
b.         The grammar translation method is the easiest for a teacher to employ

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