Theories, Methods & Techniques of Teaching - Repition Drill Example


So let's take an example of what those drills might involve. So here is an example of a repetition drill. I will model the language and then my class will repeat after me. So "This is a cup." "Spoon" ? "This is a spoon." "Knife" - "his is a knife." Thank you. The reason that it's called or also called the army method is that it was the method adopted by the United States military who had personnel stationed around the world at the end of Second World War and they realized that they needed those personnel to pick up the language very quickly and one of the positive things about this particular methodology is that you do very quickly learn vocabulary. Another positive thing about it is that you quickly learn the correct pronunciation of that vocabulary. However, there are some negative points to it. One of the things that the drills actually lack is some form of realistic context and the fact that these drills are out of context in any real situation in the world makes it very difficult to translate the knowledge that you pick up into a new situation. The second negative thing about it is that errors would very quickly try to be forced out of the students and it was realized that errors weren't in fact such a bad thing after all.

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this unit is basically about teaching productive skills. productive skill are comprises of speaking and writing.i learnt the point the teacher must introduce when having communicative activity to the students.this unit made me to understand that accuracy and fluency carry equal importance,this unit state the reason why student are sometimes reluctant to speak in the classroom.The unit on past tenses is similar to the unit on present tenses in terms of usage and in the naming of the tenses (simple, continuous, perfect and perfect continuous). Because I had not formally studied English grammar prior to this course, I was unaware of the subtleties of the English language. After reading this unit, I am more conscious of the structure of my sentences.

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