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Theories of language teaching
How do you teach people a language?
Roger Hunt (right) looks at some of the early theories, his favourite those of Nicholas Clenard, who taught his pupils Latin by babbling fluently to them in it for a month.
There is also a honorable mention for -- among others -- Francois Gouin, who taught his pupils French with the aid of a spot of carpentry...
• Roger Hunt is Director of Education at IH Barcelona.
We would recommend the excellent TeachingEnglish.org.uk site if you would like to find out a little more about some of the more modern theories of language teaching.
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