How to Use the Grammar Translation Method

This article briefly explains the goals and characteristics of Grammar Translation Method (Villamin et al., 1994). It also includes some ideas in teaching English as a second or foreign language. Goals of Grammar Translation Method To read literature in a target language. To memorize grammar rules and vocabulary of the target language. Characteristics of Grammar Translation Method The major focus is on reading and writing with little or no systematic attention to listening and speaking. Vocabulary words are chosen from the reading text used. Teachers teach vocabulary words through memorization, bilingual word list, and dictionary. The basic unit of teaching … Continue reading How to Use the Grammar Translation Method