A REVIEW OF THE CONTRIBUTION TO SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION: A CASE-STUDY OF THE GRAMMAR TRANSLATION METHOD AND THE AUDIOLINGUAL METHOD
by two approaches in language learning: namely grammar translation method (GTM) and audiolingual method (ALM). Even though they belong to different time periods and they characterize different contexts of learning, they both still could be applied successfully to a classroom environment nowadays. This paper provides some pedagogical implications and insights both for new and experienced teachers in the industry. As this paper argues, both methods have their own advantages and disadvantages and perhaps a balance between the two would be the desired model, especially with reference to Thailand. Moreover, there are various ways to measure the effectiveness of each one, which will subsequently inform teachers of how to approach their lessons both from a theoretical and a practical perspective better.
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