Inductive vs Deductive Methods in TEFL

In the TEFL‏‎ classroom, inductive and deductive teaching methods are two different approaches used in teaching grammar. Inductive teaching (sometimes known as inquiry or discovery teaching) involves giving the students examples of language and working with them to...

Dogme in TEFL

Dogme language teaching is a methodology (and also sometimes thought of as a movement) for teaching English which encourages teaching through conversation and without textbooks in a naturalistic fashion. It aims to take language teaching back to its roots and was...

Interrupting Students in your TEFL Class

Interrupting Students is not a good idea in your TEFL classroom. In everyday speech we interrupt each other, finish each other’s sentences and so on. This should be avoided in the classroom. Students (especially at lower levels) need to have time to gather their...

Behaviorist‏‎ Method in TEFL

At its simplest, the Behaviorist method to teaching English works like this: a student gets into the habit of responding in a certain way when prompted Notably, this is a habit and the student doesn’t have to think or work out what to say, it just comes...

What is the Lexical Approach?

Will the right grammar or a few choice phrases get you served in a French cafe? Think about when you have just arrived in a foreign country, perhaps on holiday or maybe to teach English there. You don’t speak the local language but you need to communicate. So...