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Subject Linguistics

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631214823.1999.x


is associated with language schools of that name in many countries of the world, specializing in courses for beginners; the first one was opened by Maximilian Berlitz in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1878. A secondary association is with the method developed by Berlitz, which he insisted on calling the ‘Berlitz method’, though one could view it as a variant of the direct method . The major principle is to use only the target language in class. Oral work is emphasized, initial teaching is through object-lessons and question-and-answer techniques form the core of teaching. The schools employ only native speakers of the languages taught. ( 1984 ). A History of English Language Teaching . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 203 – 8 . ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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