APPROACHES AND METHODS

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THE WORDS ARE USED INTERCHANGEABLY AND I AM NOT SURE WHICH ONES ARE IN WHICH CATEGORY. HELP!
I agree, particularly with method and technique. Here's my view - if you check websters dic - approach = a particular manner of taking steps, method = a sytematic plan followed for presenting material for instruction, technique = a method of accomplishing desired plan or aim. So, an approach could be for example - the Natural theory, or Whole Language approach or Cummunicative approach to teaching. Then a method could be as shown in a lesson plan where you do a pre-task, teach, then task related to the teaching. The technique would be - introduce vocabulary, repeat the vocabulary, then have tasks (act as waiter/customer) related - in context - to the vocualary......

just how I relate to the 3 words
Robert:

You are indeed correct. For anybody who is wondering the same questions as Heidy and Robert, please be advised that Global TESOL College agrees with Robert's response. The words are used interchangeably, with only slight variation.

Thanks!