Utilization and Misconceptions of Eclectic Approach in English Language Teaching: A Literature Review

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Keywords: Eclecticism, Language Teaching, Misconceptions

Abstract

Teaching a language has always been difficult for some English teachers in the Philippines, even though there are various methods available. They eventually become confused about which method works best for a lesson because they are only concerned with successful learning for everyone and not with the most effective way of teaching and learning.

There may also be a question about what approach they can take to develop effective teaching, particularly in the English language, because misconceptions emerge in situations where teachers are only focused on the generic way of teaching. Even though the eclectic approach has been proven effective and widely used, there are classroom situations where teachers using the approach are still struggling to teach the subject matter. This has something to do with the four macro skills in English. One reason for this is a lack of the main concept, which is always used incorrectly. These difficulties and issues in teaching English have a significant impact on the students' learning interests. As a result, some students may find the subject the most difficult, and the worst-case scenario is that they simply stop learning the language. So it is with the other subjects that use English as a medium of instruction because they cannot understand the language itself.

Thus, the goal of this research is to address the issue of using an eclectic approach and dispel misconceptions about effective English language teaching. This article will also serve as a resource for future related studies.

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Published
2023-01-31
How to Cite
Bernal, J. M., & Ferrer, C. (2023). Utilization and Misconceptions of Eclectic Approach in English Language Teaching: A Literature Review. IJOTL-TL: Indonesian Journal of Language Teaching and Linguistics, 8(1), 66-74. https://doi.org/10.30957/ijoltl.v8i1.709
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