LA PROBLÉMATIQUE DU RECOURS À LA MÉTHODE GRAMMAIRE-TRADUCTION DANS L’ENSEIGNEMENT DU FLE À DES APPRENANTS UNIVERSITAIRES

AUTHOR: RASAQ AINA THOMAS

FROM: THE DIGNITY OF A FRENCH TEACHER: CELEBRATING PROF. JULIE AGBASIERE

In an attempt to propose pertinent pedagogical methods of teaching foreign languages, one will be forced to retrospectively refer to the ‘‘main methodological movements’’ (linguists, didacticians, and pedagogues). From the 16th century till now, we have seen an evolution of methods spanning direct, audio-oral, grammar-translation, global audio-visual structure, communicative and presently what the European proponents of didactics of languages call ‘la perspective actionnelle’, a method which puts the learner in the central and primordial position in foreign language acquisition based on tasks, strategy, situation and context of the learning environment. It is incontrovertible to assert that the grammar-translation method has over the years made a remarkable success and that through it millions of people have successfully acquired foreign languages attaining high degree of proficiency. Emphasis is basically placed on the teaching of grammatical rules and observable exceptions and translation of texts. Learners are expected to memorise the grammatical rules and selected texts on translation in an attempt to master the morphology and syntax of the language. This method has held sway in most African countries where colonisation was preponderant for many years. The main thrust of this paper however is to examine the constraints of the grammar-translation method highlighting with the aid of empirical examples its shortcomings to which learners of foreign languages are susceptible.

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