2. Test

Here is a little survey to grasp the Deep Approach by what it is NOT. 

Express your opinion and count your results.

  1. Controlled teaching and learning generally leads to proficiency:  YES - NO
  2. It is easy to apply backward planning in the language classroom:  YES – NO
  3. The emphasis on oral communication has increased depth in language learning:  YES–NO
  4. The place of grammar is clear and balanced in current language teaching methods:  YES-NO
  5. Language tasks most often target sociocultural situations in their context:  YES-NO
  6. Language courses usually provide both clarifications and exposure to the regional and social varieties of the target language:  YES – NO
  7. Deep culture and cross-cultural pragmatics are major topics in current language classrooms: YES – NO
  8. The way we teach cultures in a language classroom context is most often respectful of their varieties and complexity: YES – NO
  9. New technologies are most used in the language classroom to make students self-sufficient in their language learning: YES-NO
  10. In most language classroom, the teacher is a facilitator and the student is placed as the curriculum-builder: YES – NO
  11. Language programs are adaptive to students’ self-determination:  YES- NO
  12. Project-based learning is encouraged in most foreign language departments: YES – NO
  13. Languages courses are based upon intrinsically motivated activities: YES – NO
  14. Depth is more important than coverage in most languages courses: YES – NO
  15. The role of evaluation is balanced, helpful, and empowering in most language classrooms:  YES – NO
  16. Literature is most often well-integrated in language courses:  YES – N0

…If you have answered NO to more half of these questions, this means you are aware that the current approaches proposed for teaching and learning foreign languages might be problematic, and you are ready to inquire into new, broader, deeper, more meaningful approaches to world languages and cultures.

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