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Title:A critical assessment of the foreign language presentation methods and their implications for the teaching of french at the secondary school level in nigeria
Author:Ezewu, E.E.
Periodical:West African Journal of Education
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:language instruction
French language
secondary education
Abstract:The characteristic features of existing foreign language methods are examined with a view to determining each method's adequacy or otherwise in the achievement of the French language objectives - development of the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing - at the secondary school level in Nigeria. The methods examined in turn are: the grammar-translation method, the direct method, the natural method, the psychological method, the phonetic method, the reading method, the intensive method, the audiolingual method, and the audiovisual method. Only the direct, the psychological, the audiolingual and the audiovisual methods were found to possess some features relevant to the objectives of French at secondary school level. The author outlines how a combination of the relevant features of these methods translates into classroom practice. Bibliogr.