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1 Grammar Translation Method presented by :
Welcome to Grammar Translation Method presented by : Ashwag Ali Al- Ghamdi 3rd year – B

2 Introduction Latin and ancient Greek are known as dead languages ,based on the fact that people no longer speak them for the purpose of interactive communication . Latin has been studied for centuries ,with the prime objective of learning how to read classical Latin texts ,understanding the fundamentals of grammar and translation , and gaining insights into some important foreign influences Latin has had on the development of other European languages . The method used to reach it overwhelmingly bore those objectives in mind , and came to be known appropriately ! as the classical method . it is now more commonly known in foreign language Teaching circles as the grammar Translation method .

3 objectives Most teachers who employ the grammar translation method to teach English ( for their students) give the most fundamental reasons : 1) give learners access to English literature . 2) develop their minds mentally through foreign language learning . 3) translation skills necessary to pass any one of variety of mandatory written testes required at High School or Tertiary level . 4) to prepare students for global communication by beginning with the key skills of reading and grammar .

4 key features The key features of the Grammar Translation Method are as follows : 1) Classes are taught in the mother tongue , with little active use of the target language .

5 2) Grammar provides the rules for putting words together , and instructions often focuses on the form and inflection of words . ( link these words together to make a appropriate sentence )

6 3) reading of difficult classical texts is begun early .
Tongue Twister What does a tongue twister do ? It makes your tongue twist in your mouth . then ,you can't say the words right . One well- known illustration is (( peter , piper picked a peck of picked peppers )) . Another hard one is(( Peggy Babcock ))Try to say that name four times very fast . How did you do ? Some tongue twisters tell stories . Others are just words put together . Most tongue twisters use words that that have the same initial sound . This makes them hard to say fast . Peter Piper and picked all start with the p sound . Try to say this tongue twisters as fast as you can three times . You will see how the tongue twisters got their name . She sells the seashells by the seashore . The seashells that she sells are seashells I'm sure .

7 What does each underlined word in the text mean ?
a. A tongue mother means : Kind of candy Something hard to say Name of a game b. Illustration means : Example Writer Letters c. Initial means : Beginning Ending ( questions Middle ( Answer these

8 I'm gaining weight . I cant stop eating . I'm over 60 kilos now
4) often the only drills are exercises in translating disconnected sentences from the target language into the mother tongue . *Write two pieces of each problem . Use should / shouldn’t : I'm gaining weight . I cant stop eating . I'm over 60 kilos now I have two exams tomorrow

9 Typical Techniques Techniques and principles in language teaching provides a descriptions that associated with the grammar translation method: (1) Translation of a literary Passage .( translating target language to native language ) (2) Reading comprehension Questions.( finding information in a passage , making inferences and relating to personal experience ) (3) Antonyms / Synonyms .( finding antonyms and synonyms for words or sets of words ) (4) Cognates .( learning spelling / sound patterns that correspond between L1 and the target language ) (5) Deductive application of rule .( understanding grammars rules and their exceptions , then applying them to new examples ) (6) Fill in the blanks .(filling in gaps in sentences with new words or items of particular grammar type ) (7) Memorization .( memorizing vocabulary lists ,grammatical rules and grammatical paradigm ) (8) Use words in sentences ..( students create sentences to illustrate they know the meaning and use of new words ) (9) Composition .( students write about a topic using the target language )

10 Summary 1) Introduction 2) Objectives 3) Key Features 4) Typical Techniques

11 thank you for listening and I hope you enjoyed it
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