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A Book Review Reviewed by:Khansaa Jabbar Book title:Teachnique and Principles in Language Teaching Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-435574-8 This book is an overview of language teaching methods and the principles underlying them that have been adopted at one time or another each method is reviewed in a separate chapter. One purpose of this book is
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  A Book ReviewReviewed by:Khansaa Jabbar Book title:Teachnique and Principles in Language Teaching Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-435574-8 This book is an overview of language teaching methods and the principles underlying them that have been adopted at one time or another each method is reviewed in a separate chapter.   One purpose of this book is to provide information to teachers and teacher trainers about eight methods of foreign language teaching .By reading this book, you will gain a better understanding on some principles on which these methods are based on techniques associated with each method .Another  purpose is to examine the principles of language teaching and how they influence the  practices. This book will help you observe the techniques a teacher is using and his or her behavior. It also gives you a broad idea of each principle and their objectives with some examples with certain activities and materials to be used in class. For the most part, each method is reviewed in a separate chapter. The methods surveyed are Grammar Translation Method, the Direct Method, the Audio-Lingual Method, the Silent Way, Desuggestopedia (the name of this method changed from Suggestopedia to Desuggestopedia to emphasize the importance on desuggesting limitations on learning), Community Language Learning, Total Physical Response, and Communicative Language Teaching. Two chapters contain 3 methods apiece. Chapter 10 looks at Content-based, Task-based and Participatory Approaches. These approaches are grouped together as methods which make communication central, but differ in their focus.   First of all, there is an introduction which explains the principle. Secondly, there are brief descriptions of how a class is taught with activities concerning the principle After this description, a list of observations and  principles connecting with the lesson plans are presented. Another section is reviewing the principles, with question and answers for the reader to clear any doubts about each one. Larsen-Freeman gives the answer to 10 questions which areused to summarize every method. This convention makes it easier to compare the differing methods. The questions include such ones as what are the goals of a teacher who uses this method? How is language viewed? How is culture viewed? And what is the role of the students' native language? The following section reviewing the techniques provides an expanded list of techniques which a teacher could choosefrom. For example, in The Direct Method chapter, techniques such as getting students to self-correct and Dictation are briefly discussed. The Conclusion section for each chapter asks the reader to consider whether she agrees with and might want to adopt certain techniques of the method. An Activities section before the final References Book author :Diane Larsen-Freeman (2000)   and Additional Resources asks questions to check understanding of the method and gives assignments to achieve techniques from the method. Larsen-Freeman achieves her main goal of the book, which is NOT to convince anyone of the 'correctness' of any one method, but to persuade the teacher that many techniques, even those found in methods the teacher may dislike, may expand one's teaching repertoire and thus enhance the teacher's effectiveness and the whole teaching process. Techniques and Principles are useful tool for evaluating any teaching approach. This book is a quick and enjoyable read which contains comprehensiveness and engagement qualities.
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