Today we learned about two approaches for teaching vocabulary: the present and learn and the Learning through Input Approach. You can see a PowerPoint presentation of the approaches here. I would like to tell you about the strengths and weaknesses of each approach as well as the approach I would use as a Junior High School English teacher.
The Present and Lean Approach
・we can understand the goal → easy to learn for students and go smoothly
・we can know what should we do
・some students who already learned don't join the class
・it's one pattern, so some students feel boring
The leaning through Input Approach
・very interesting for students → listening carefully
・easy to memorize naturally
・we can communicate both students and teacher
・some students can't keep up this lesson way
・easy to get confused
I learned Spanish through Input Approach in last class. It was very interesting for me, and I could memorize naturally. I enjoyed learning it. I think the Approach is very useful in junior high school. Students will be able to get English vocabularies with enjoyment. It is important to enjoy learning in teaching and all student can join the class.