Unit 3: What is advantages of using translation as a teaching resource?

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Advantages

Translation is very important and the easiest way of explaining meanings or words. Any other method of explaining vocabulary items in the second language is found time consuming.

Disadvantages

It is an unnatural method. The natural order of learning a language is listening, speaking, reading and writing. That is the way how the child learns his mother tongue, but in this method the process is reversed. The G.T.M is an unnatural method.


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