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Learning-centered Method

It is one of the three dimensions of ‘’.

Learning-centered methods are those that are principally concerned with . These methods such as the seek to provide opportunities for learners to participate in open-ended meaningful interaction through tasks in class, assuming that a preoccupation with meaning-making will ultimately lead to target language mastery and that the learners can deploy the still-developing interlanguage to achieve linguistic as well as pragmatic knowledge/ability (, 2006).

Unlike the other two language teaching methods, in learning-centered method, language development is more incidental than intentional. That is, grammar construction can take place when the learners pay attention to the process of meaning-making even if they are not explicitly focused on the formal properties of the language.

According to learning-centered pedagogists, language development is a nonlinear process, and therefore, does not require preselected, presequenced systematic language input but requires the creation of conditions in which learners engage in meaningful activities in class. They believe that a language is best learned when the focus is not on the language, that is, when the learner’s attention is focused on understanding, saying, and doing something with language and not when their attention is focused explicitly on linguistic features (Kumaravadivelu, 2006).

Learning-centered pedagogists seek to fill, what (1985) called a “” (p. 79). That is, whey claim to derive insights from psycholinguistic research on language development in an attempt to incorporate them in language teaching methods.

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    Dr. Hariri

    Would you rather be happy yet slow-witted and unimaginative, or unhappy yet bright and creative? For instance, would you rather live the life of a brilliant yet tortured artist, such as Vincent van Gogh, or that of a happy but carefree soul who is a bit simple-minded?

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    I prefer to challenge this question at first and bring up my viewpoint next.
    There are different successful people in the world who reached the apex through different procedures. Although some have faced torture to reach their goals, it does not mean we have to necessarily lose something in our life to climb the ladder of success. Anyway, I suppose the most enjoyable part of life is making progress and relying on your abilities to flourish and thrive. So, I personally go for intelligence and innovation rather than happiness along with naivety. Many people have lived an ordinary life so far and repeating this story can never excite me at all. We need to gain new adventurous experiences and foster our abilities so as to break out of comfort zone.

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