Since I started teaching, anincreased knowledge and a better understanding of ELT approaches and methodologythrough doing Cambridge CELTA& DELTA module 2. I have made me more willingto ‘let go’ in the classroom. Methods of teaching English have developedrapidly, especially in the previous 40 years. As a language teacher or teachertrainer, it is important to understand the various methods and techniques inteaching English. From my experience, there is not one single best methodfor everyone in all contexts, and that no one teaching method isinherently superior to the others.
Each teaching method is basedon a particular vision of understanding the language or the learning process. Themain methodologies for ELT teaching are listed below:· Grammar Translation –the classical method· Direct Method –discovering the importance of speaking· Audio-lingualism – thefirst modern methodology· Communicative LanguageTeaching – the modern standard method· Principled Eclecticism –fitting the method to the learner, not the learner to the methodI want my students to be central to the lesson,and prefer to see materials and techniques as aids to their learning ratherthan key to my planning. My lessons have reflected my belief that students aremore motivated when involved in real communication activities linked to acontext which genuinely interests them and over which they have some control.
Hopefully, this leads to better L2 acquisition. As an experienced English teacher, I see it asmy role to be: · full of good teaching ideasand lesons to share with my colleagues.· an engaging skilled teacher,trainer and facilitator· confident in your subjectknowledge· up-to-date with relevanttheories of teaching and learning· experienced in teachingCambridge programmes and qualifications· always committed todeveloping my teaching practice· able to connect andnetworking with people from different cultural backgrounds wellorganised and capable of meeting deadlines.