It is not always possible or appropriate to apply the same methodology to all learners, who have different objectives, environments and learning needs. Each teaching method is based on a particular vision of understanding the language or the learning process, often using specific techniques and materials used in a set sequence. Here we will discuss and compare the Direct method and Communicative Language Teaching method.
Direct method is focusing on everyday spoken language and students learn by associating meaning directly in English and the Community teaching method is focusing on Interaction, authentic communication and negotiating meaning and understanding of English through active student interaction; role play, games, information gaps.
Although direct teaching is one of the most widely used teaching strategies, it has been criticized as ineffective and scorned as the teaching method chosen by teachers who are not prepared. The advantages of this method is
1- It gives the students a Real Command of English Language
2- This Method makes the Study of English Interesting and Lively
3- More emphasis is put on practice than on theory.
4- The use of every day vocabulary and structures is the first priority.
5- Grammar is taught inductively.
And it has also some disadvantages:
1-This Method does not consider all Aspects of Language Teaching.
2- Lack of Suitable Teachers.
3-There is Difficulty in Explanation.
On the other hand Communicative Language Teaching is one of the best and a recent approach in teaching English as foreign / second language and it has been brought under focus by many linguistics and researchers.These are some advantages of communicative language teaching method:
1-It motivates students to improve their ability of using English by themselves since it emphasizes on fluency in the target language.
2-The major portion of the learning process is not up on the teacher thus illustrating that Communicative Language Teaching...