Final Paper (40%) – Due Friday, June 24, 2022 at 3:00 PM EST 1. Instructions


Final Paper (40%) – Due Friday, June 24, 2022 at 3:00 PM EST
1. Instructions for the paper:
· Write a comparative paper, using the “Grammar Translation Method” and the “Communicative Language Teaching Method”. Get to know those methodologies in considerable detail – their historical genesis, their theoretical underpinnings, similarities and differences, debates (whether current or past) about their strengths and pitfalls, etc.
Irrespective of how you decide to approach this paper, you should consider your personal and/or professional experiences with language teaching and learning, and analyze what you have learned from the relevant ideas, readings, research evidence, theories and frameworks discussed in the course. Also, indicate what you consider to be the important questions or areas for future research, pedagogy and/or theory building.
2. Your paper needs to adhere to the following requirements:
For this assignment you are asked to write a
· Scholarly paper (12-15 pages double spaced or 3000-3750 words, excluding references (Include at least 15 scholarly references in APA format), Times New Roman or Arial 12-point font, 2.54cm margins,) in which you explore one of the methodologies, approaches or concepts that constitute the core of the course. Most of these will likely come from course readings, although you are welcome to use other relevant readings as well.
· There are two overarching goals for this paper. First, it is designed to deepen your critical understanding of the enduring dilemmas of language teaching, and the various topics and issues addressed in this course. Second, the paper provides an opportunity for you to integrate your reflections on your own personal and professional language teaching and learning experiences into your scholarly paper.


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