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Universidad Pedagógica Experimental Libertador
Instituto Pedagógico de Caracas
Departamento de Idiomas Modernos
Programa I...
As stated from the very first proposal, the Natural
Approach is a philosophy of language teaching attempting to
the develo...
1977
• Tracy Terrel’s proposal for a new
“phislosophy” in language teaching
1983
• After a theoretical development hand to...
principles
Focuses on developing
communicative competence
rather than grammatical
perfection
At the beginning of class,
th...
Teacher Student
references
Krashen, S. und Terrell, T. The Natural Approach. Language Acquisition in
the classroom Hayward: Alemany Press,...
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Natural Approach

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Natural Approach

  1. 1. Universidad Pedagógica Experimental Libertador Instituto Pedagógico de Caracas Departamento de Idiomas Modernos Programa Inglés Cátedra de Lingüística Didáctica del Inglés como Lengua Extranjera Natural Approach Arianny Rodríguez Caracas, Marzo 2014
  2. 2. As stated from the very first proposal, the Natural Approach is a philosophy of language teaching attempting to the development of the “naturalistic” principles involved in the acquisition of a second language.
  3. 3. 1977 • Tracy Terrel’s proposal for a new “phislosophy” in language teaching 1983 • After a theoretical development hand to hand with Stephen Krashen and Terrel publishes The Natural Approach Later on • Association of the approach to traditional ones and stated the different categories at a fisrt sight, mixed to the Natural Method wich later on became the Direct Method Background
  4. 4. principles Focuses on developing communicative competence rather than grammatical perfection At the beginning of class, the emphasis is on listening. Activities that enhance the process of language acquisition are the main part of the class (input). The affective filter is especially useful. Early speech goes through natural stages (yes or no response, one- word answers, lists of words, short phrases, complete sentences.) Speech production comes slowly and is never forced
  5. 5. Teacher Student
  6. 6. references Krashen, S. und Terrell, T. The Natural Approach. Language Acquisition in the classroom Hayward: Alemany Press, 1983 Richards, Jack and Rodgers, Theodore (2001) Approaches & Methods In Language Teaching. Cambridge University Press. Braun, Estela (2009) online resource: http://www.slideshare.net/lilianamonserrat/the-natural-approach

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