Article published in:Toegepaste taalwetenschap in discussie
[Toegepaste Taalwetenschap in Artikelen 58] 1998
► pp. 13–21
Methode, Aanpak of Strategie?
Eclecticism tends to be the most popular approach in current foreign language learning (FLL) methodology. This does not mean that the differences between methods or a diversification in the market have disappeared. On the contrary, diversified approaches continue to serve the different needs and styles of different learners and teachers. Therefore, the notion of 'method' is re-defined as the selection and programming of tasks. Instead of adjusting the learner and the teacher to the method, as was done before, choices are now made to optimalize the learning process of particular learners in a given learning environment. These choices should be sustained by research, a didactic FLL vision and by an array of materials and designs. Only then will the individual teacher or curriculum designer be able to fulfil his or her role as filter to adopt a method, adapt the approach and apply strategies. This task is not an obvious one.
Published online: 24 March 2014