Grammar Translation

Grammar-Translation
Techniques
Memorization
Acquirement of vocabulary
Grammatical rules
Use of words in sentences
Cognates
Synonyms and antonyms
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Translation
Translation of paragraphs
Reading and comprehend texts
What it is?
The grammar translation method is a method of
foreign or second language teaching which uses
the translation and the grammar study as the
main teaching and learning activities.
It is effective?
It represents an important tool to help students
to comprehend English much better
If teachers abuse too much of it, it could
become a problem to them. English requires
practice
It stimulates students´ participation
Importance
It helps the students to understand the English
in an easier way, specially when the students
are begginers.
Advantages & Disadvantages
Advantages
It is helpful for beginners
Vocabulary and grammar are emphasized
Disadvantages
It is focused only in 2 macro abilities reading
and writing
Speaking and listening receives little attention
Fossilization
Goals
To enable students to read, translate and
comprehend written texts in the source
language.
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