Unit 1: Language teaching methodology

At the end of this unit, you should be able to:

  • write your own definition of methodology

  • explain how methodology is related to curriculum development and syllabus design

  • describe the “methods” debate

  • explain the basic principles of communicative language teaching

  • state why communicative language teaching in important at the present time

  • discuss some of the research findings that have influenced language teaching methodology

  • create instructional sequences that incorporate the pretask, task, and follow-up cycle