Grammar and Communication: Two Language Teaching Approaches


  • Bojana Vidović Educational System "Ruđer Bošković"



Grammar-Translation Method, Communicative Language Teaching, Business English, extrinsic and intrinsic motivation, graph presentations


This paper analyzes two teaching approaches, the Grammar-Translation Method (GTM) and Communicative Language Teaching (CLT). A brief history and description of the two methods, their advantages and disadvantages, is followed by the practical section, reflecting on an in-house Business English course. The goal of the course was to train employees for competent business communication, especially oral. While CLT would have been the obvious choice for such a course, it turned out that course-takers of different levels of background knowledge needed a step-by-step progression from the GTM to CLT. A selection of tiered exercises is reproduced in the paper.


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How to Cite

Vidović, B. (2023). Grammar and Communication: Two Language Teaching Approaches. Philologia, 21(1), 113–120.



Primenjena lingvistika/Applied Linguistics