1. List at least five factors that may affect an ESL instructor's choice of teaching methods. Explain briefly how each factor may affect the choice of teaching methods. Use examples where appropriate.
2. Discuss your understanding of the contributions of the Communicative Language Teaching to English language teaching.
3. The following is a dialogue from an English textbook. Study the dialogue carefully and then answer this question: Which approach do you think is adopted in this textbook, the audiolingual method or communicative language teaching? Explain why.
A: You know, I owe you an apology. B: What for? A: You must have been very angry with me yesterday. B: I don't understand. Why should I have been angry with you? A: Don't you remember? We had planned to see a movie yesterday,
but I completely forgot!
B: Don't worry about it. Actually, I owe YOU an apology. A: You do? Why? B: I couldn't have seen a movie with you anyway. I had to take care
of my little sister yesterday... and I completely forgot to tell you.
That's okay. Maybe we can see a movie some time soon.
From Side by Side (2nd Edition) by Steven J. Molinsky and Bill Bliss
4. Design a teaching activity that belongs to one of the four types of communicative activities we discussed in class. The activity should be appropriate for intermediate-level learners of English as a second language. The activity should include
a) instructions for the students (descriptions of what the students are supposed to do),
b) the language material to be used (e.g., a dialogue or story for the students to listen to or read), and
c) other information or material (e.g., a map, a menu, a set of pictures) needed to complete the activity.
5. Choose three of the methods we have discussed. Identify a classroom activity that is important and/or unique to each of them. Briefly describe each activity and explain how this activity reflects the pedagogical principle or theoretical foundations of the method it is associated with.