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Teaching Approaches Quiz

A TEFL quiz for TEFL teachers

You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests terms in the TEFL Glossary related to teaching approaches and methods.

1. Which approach allows learners to acquire a language as babies do, beginning with silent listening?

the communicative approach
the natural approach
the direct method
a) the communicative approach b) the natural approach c) the direct method

2. Which approach doesn’t allow learners to use their native language in a language class?

the communicative approach
the natural approach
the direct method
a) the communicative approach b) the natural approach c) the direct method

3. Which approach is geared towards learners whose main goal is to use English to communicate in the real world?

the communicative approach
the natural approach
the direct method
a) the communicative approach b) the natural approach c) the direct method

4. Learners must memorize grammar rules and vocabulary and translate large amounts of text into English if their teacher is using a method called

the inductive approach
Grammar Translation
the process approach
a) the inductive approach b) Grammar Translation c) the process approach

5. When learners of different levels form small groups that must complete tasks together, a method called _______ is being used.

product approach
communicative learning
cooperative learning
a) product approach b) communicative learning c) cooperative learning

6. Which is a method of teaching grammar in which learners must discover the rules in context themselves while reading and/or listening?

Grammar Translation
the deductive approach
the inductive approach
a) Grammar Translation b) the deductive approach c) the inductive approach

7. Which is a method of teaching grammar in which the rules are given to the learner first, followed by examples and exercises?

the direct method
the deductive approach
the inductive approach
a) the direct method b) the deductive approach c) the inductive approach

8. A method for teaching writing in which learners are given a model and then asked to create something similar is called the _______ approach.

product
process
communicative
a) product b) process c) filler activities

9. A method for teaching writing that walks learners through the stages of pre-writing, writing and revision is called the _______ approach.

product
process
communicative
a) product b) reading c) communicative

10. In the _______ method, learners are introduced to one learning item at a time with hopes that mastering each skill will eventually lead to learning a language.

form focused task
formulaic speech
functional language
a) form focused task b) formulaic speech c) functional language

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