TEFLIN Journal, Vol 14, No 1 (2003)

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30 Years of TEFL/TESL: A Personal Reflection

Jack C Richards


This paper tries to answer eight questions, which are as follows. (1) What are the goals of teach English?; (2) What is the best way to teach a language?; (3) What is the role of grammar in language teaching?; (4) What processes are involved in second language learning?; (5) What is the role of the learner?; (6) How can we teach the four skills?; (7) How can we access students' learner?; (8) How can we prepare language teachers?

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