ELT Methods and Approaches – the emperor’s new clothes

Vilhelm Pedersen's illustration to Kejserens nye klæder. From Wikimedia Commons.

Vilhelm Pedersen’s illustration to Kejserens nye klæder. From Wikimedia Commons.

In this podcast we discuss different approaches to teaching English, such as the Audiolingual Method, Dogme, Lexical Approach, PPP and TBL. We also look at whether there is any evidence to support the efficiency of these methods, and argue that perhaps their rise to fame and subsequent demise have much more to do with the changing fashion than we’d like to admit.

What do you think? Do the ELT methods have any clothes on? Leave us a comment below.

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12 thoughts on “ELT Methods and Approaches – the emperor’s new clothes

    1. Thanks, Kevin. Glad you enjoyed it 🙂 There’s a follow up coming soon, so stay tuned. BTW, have you had any issues with the volume? Someone told me that it was very low on this podcast.


        1. Thanks for your feedback Augusto. Glad you find the website interesting. We might try including the script in the future podcasts. Thanks for the idea 🙂
          If you enjoyed the podcast, we’d really appreciate it if you rated it on iTunes.


  1. Its on the low level and hollow. You can get away with it but i would raise your volume up a bit more and maybe filter out the back ground s much as possible. But honeslty as the listener the content was what made me stay tuned in and thats all tht matterd to me. Great great work.

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    1. Thanks a lot. Appreciated. Did you listen to it on your mobile or laptop? Was it through the blog or one of the music services?
      Will try to make the content equally interesting in future podcasts 🙂


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