Language Teaching Methods: There is Nothing New Under the Sun, or Is There?

Palabras clave: languages, teaching, methods, pedagogy, postmethod condition, future


This essay intends to problematize the possible direction that the field of language teaching will follow in the XXI century. For this purpose, nine methodological parameters for conceptualizing every language teaching method will be described, the impossibility of designating the best method will be considered, the concept of the post method condition and its ten macro strategies for language teaching will be discussed along with the challenges for its implementation, a minimalist proposal for language teaching will be referred to, and the current phenomenon of textbook-defined practice will be analyzed.


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Juan Pablo Zúñiga Vargas, Universidad de Costa Rica

Professor of English for other majors, University of Costa Rica. Professor of pedagogy and educational research, Universidad Nacional, Costa Rica. He holds a Master’s Degree in English Teaching as a Foreign Language and a Bachelor’s Degree in English both from the University of Costa Rica.


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Zúñiga Vargas, J. (2015). Language Teaching Methods: There is Nothing New Under the Sun, or Is There?. Revista Ensayos Pedagógicos, 10(2), 181-199.
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