International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Linguistics | Saudi Arabia | Volume 6 Issue 1, January 2017

Evaluating the Grammar Translation Method versus the Communicative Approach within the Framework of Better Foreign Language Learning Opportunities

Ahmed Mohamed Khair Abdalla. PhD

Abstract: Considering the general educational atmosphere and the actual levels EFL students come with from secondary education, the task in this paper is to evaluate which one of the communicative and grammar translation methods, as teaching strategies, is better in providing language learning opportunities for EFL students in the branch of Taif University at Rania, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In order to reach tangible findings and to suggest necessary recommendations, the researcher used a questionnaire that checks on the opinions of EFL teachers about this issue. The findings were in favor of the Grammar Translation Method and supported beginning with this teaching strategy in the above mentioned branch.

Keywords: Grammar Translation, Communicative Language Teaching, Language Acquisition, Communicative Competence, accuracy, fluency

Edition: Volume 6 Issue 1, January 2017,

Pages: 1375 - 1378

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