Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching and Learning over Time


  • Dr. Khaled Jebahi University of Gabes



approaches, methods, qualification, language, teaching, learning


This study is an attempt to review the main language teaching approaches and methods used in the last hundred and fifty years or so. This is justified by the fact that though some teachers, native and non-native, may have some knowledge of the theoretical underpinnings of their classroom practices and techniques, they may lack an understanding of some other related past and present teaching methods and approaches. Those methods and approaches are reviewed in a simple and straightforward fashion. The theoretical, economic, political, and educational factors affecting their development, implementation, and change are touched upon in order for teachers to better understand their classroom implementation and seek to improve it and justify it with reference to a clearer, simpler, and more straightforward reading of the literature on the topic in focus.

Author Biography

Dr. Khaled Jebahi, University of Gabes

Dr. Khaled Jebahi is an assistant professor at the Dept of English, at the Higher Institute of Human Sciences of Medenine, Tunisia. He is interested in investigating issues relative to language teaching and learning, evaluation, online learning, pragmatics, and intercultural/cross-cultural pragmatics





How to Cite

Jebahi, K. (2022). Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching and Learning over Time. Language and Literacy, 24(3), 88–106.