Language Teaching Methods: There is Nothing New Under the Sun, or Is There?

This essay intends to problematize the possible direction that the field of language teaching will follow in the XXI century. For this purpose, nine methodological parameters for conceptualizing every language teaching method will be described, the impossibility of designating the best method will b...

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Main Author: Zúñiga Vargas, Juan Pablo
Format: Artículo
Language: Inglés
Published: 2021
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Online Access: http://hdl.handle.net/11056/22326
Summary: This essay intends to problematize the possible direction that the field of language teaching will follow in the XXI century. For this purpose, nine methodological parameters for conceptualizing every language teaching method will be described, the impossibility of designating the best method will be considered, the concept of the post method condition and its ten macro strategies for language teaching will be discussed along with the challenges for its implementation, a minimalist proposal for language teaching will be referred to, and the current phenomenon of textbook-defined practice will be analyzed.