In my eclectic method, I include some characteristics of different methods of the second language learning. For example, the Audiolingual Method, the Whole Language Method and the Direct Method.
I will present the characteristics chosen from the methods mentioned before and their interpretations about the academic benefits for students.
-New material is presented in dialogue form.
Presenting the material in dialogue form gives students the opportunity of hearing the correct pronunciation of the second language so they could imitate it correctly. It also gives opportunity to practice it orally.
It's important to give students a good education of the second language with a series of exercises so he could comprehend, analyzed and absorb the new material.
-There is much use of tapes, language, labs and visual aids.
It's fundamental to use the thecnics and method that motivate students to learn the second language. Example of these technics are the laboratory environment and the audiovisual part because these activities help change the rutine and the traditional methodology of the classroom.
-No mother tongue
It is very helpful to students that the teacher don't speak or teach new concepts of the second language in his mother tounge because if he does it would not teach the security and linguistics independence degree that students need to dominate and acquire the second language.
It's very important and significant for students to participate in groups in order to learn the second language because it gives them the opportunity to learn and help each other. The learning enviroment that is created motivates the student.
Every teaching process has to be centered in the students so they could work skills and concept that attend their interests and paticular needs so the learning could be more significant.
-focus on the social nature of language
It's essencial to develope the affective part of the second languge learning in the students because they can notice the pertinence that the learning has as natural mechanism of the human so they can communicate in their social relationships.
It's basic to direct the teaching of the second language centering in the adquisition of its meaning. Dominating its meaning could help the students because they can use it better in their comunicatives functions.
-integration of the "four skills"-
The integration of the four skills in the second language teaching gives students the interaction and interconnection between the listening and speaking and the reading and writing languages.
From the start, teaching students the second language without including the mother tongue gives them the opportunity to acquire the language in a pure and original way. This allows a better adquisiton and manageability of the second language in terms of learning.
This method focuses the teaching of grammar in and inductive way which is helpful for the students because they acquire the teaching from simple to complex so the learning could be meaningful to students.
-Correct pronunciaton and grammar
This method emphasizes the teaching of pronunciation and the correct use of grammar language which is helpful for students so they could hear and pronounce correctly the new vocabulary learned following the gramatical rules of the second language.