Speaking in Tongues radio series
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Theories of language teaching

Roger Hunt

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.


Learn more

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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"Speaking in Tongues" is a series of short English-language radio programmes, produced and recorded by IH Barcelona. The 25-programme series is broadcast on Saturday mornings by Radio Free Barcelona on 107.7 FM.

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