The advantages of using modern teaching methods over traditional teaching methods in EFL

Kujtim Ramadani, Rufat Osmani, & Basri Saliu, Southeast European University, Tetovo, Macedonia, ID CLEaR2017-440;     Abstract: Learning and development of the English language has become a global interest for everyone. A lot of factors influence learning EFL. People can learn in different ways - some can be visual learners, some audio and some tactile learners. However, the role of teaching methods is one of the main factors in teaching  EFL and my research will mainly focus on a deeper analysis of which methods to use and how to apply them so the learners can consider learning the language as fun as it can be. The aim of this paper is to investigate the role of the past, present and future ways of teaching ESL, as a bridge of overcoming any possible difficulties or unpleasant situations while teaching EFL takes place. The paper will share which methods to apply or how we can combine the traditional and modern teaching methods since this is still something that takes place in schools in Macedonia and the region. First, it will state how people learn and their ways of learning; what is traditional teaching and what is modern teaching; the advantages and disadvantages of each way of learning, etc. As the objective of this paper is clearly captured once you read the title, we want to inform, compare and bring innovation in our educational institutions and encourage the application of these methods as we provide some facts and truths about the product of these strategies in studying. The referred methods are well known in many countries, and as such, we will try to compare these experiences with our context.

Keywords: Traditional methods, modern methods, EFL, ESL