Suggestions for creating teaching approaches suitable to the Japanese EFL environment (日本のEFL状況に適した教授法創造の提案)

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Rintaro Sato(佐藤臨太郎), Nara University of Education(奈良教育大学)



As the emphasis on developing students’ communicative abilities has increased in both junior and senior high schools, Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) and Task-based Language Learning (TBL) have been attracting attention. However, in the Japanese EFL situation where there are insufficient opportunities for input or output, and in which many students learn English for academic purposes, CLT and TBL are not always successful. Thus teachers are obliged to create teaching approaches suitable to their situation. This paper proposes pragmatic and eclectic teaching approaches in the Japanese learning context.