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    What's the difference between method and approach?And how to use them?

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    Re: method vs approach

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    What's the difference between method and approach?And how to use them?
    I don't think they're used consistently.
    An approach is usually at the top of the hierarchy, describing the linguistic theory and theory of teaching that informs the method.
    A method is a set of procedures or techniques that are consistent with the approach.

    So the following methods take a Communicative Approach:
    - Communicative Language Teaching
    - Content-Based Learning
    - Task-Based Instruction
    And each of these methods will have their procedures and techniques.
    [Richards and Rodgers]

    However, it's often difficult to fit reality into this hierarchy.

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