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translation in language teaching

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Subject Linguistics

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631214823.1999.x


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Although continuously in use, translation in language teaching has been dismissed by almost all twentieth-century theories and methodologies. Reasons include: a reaction against GRAMMAR TRANSLATION; a change of emphasis from writing to speech; a belief in ‘natural’ second language acquisition; a belief that translation promotes false equivalence. In ELT the rejection has served the interests of the English-speaking countries by supporting the view that the NATIVE SPEAKER teacher is best, irrespective of his or her knowledge of the students’ LI. There are now signs of revival, and recognition that translation is an aid to language learning, a useful testing device and an invaluable skill in itself. ( 1989 ). Translation . Resource Books for Teachers. Oxford : Oxford University Press . ( 1984 ). A History of English Language Teaching . Oxford : Oxford University Press . [ Chapters 11 and 13. ]. ( 1992 ). Issues and Options in Language Teaching , . Oxford : Oxford University Press . [ Chapter 10. ]. ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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