Comparison and Contrast Between the Audiolingual Method and Total Physical Response to Improve Efficiency of College Students English Learning



To teach English, various approaches and methods have aroused wide concerns for many years. This article attempts to discuss similarities and differences between the Audiolingual Method and Total Physical Response (TPR) from the aspects that are the theories of both language and learning, and the roles of learners and the teacher. At the same time, it tries to show the strengths and limitations of these two methods, and further explores fitted teaching contexts of the Audiolingual Method and TPR.


The audiolingual method; TPR; Language teaching

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