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The Past and Future of English Language Teaching

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DOI: 10.25236/icem.2019.039


Ni Zhang

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Ni Zhang


This paper focuses on the development of English language teaching to reveal the trends and problems of methods in this field, and aims to provide reference for future English teaching and research. It introduces the methods and approaches of four periods---the grammar-based, the alternative, the communicative approach and the approaches in post era (esp. in China) --- with their main characteristics and impact on English language teaching and also with their application to the current English teaching. Then the paper gives critical comments and prospect towards its future development.


English language teaching and learning, Grammar-based, Alternative, Communicative approach, Critical, Prospect, Post methods era in china