Audio-lingual method is a way of teaching where students do what teachers ask them to do. Students repeat some selected dialogue s after teacher and memorize the rules of grammar and phrases through repeated drills. Through practising drills, learners form a habit of using the learned language in context.
The main goals of audio-lingual method are here:
i) to help learners form a habit of using some structures and patterns of a language in context
ii) to develop speaking and listening skills
iii) to communicate in the target language properly
iv) to make learners competent to be successful in communication
The main principles of this method are here:
i) learning is habit formation
ii) drilling and repetition of some selected patterns and structures of the target language
iii) focusing on forms and pronunciation, not on meaning
iv) giving positive and negative feedback based on correct and incorrect response
v) emphasising memorization of selected phrase and patterns
vi) using audio-visual materials
These are the goals and principles of audio-lingual method.
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