SILPAKORN UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, HUMANITIES, AND ARTS, Vol 16, No 2 (2016)

Another Look at Teaching Approaches to Teaching English Prepositions in Phrasal Verbs in Thailand

Chaoprapha Lukkhanasriwong




Abstract


This paper aims to compare the differences between the “Communicative Approach” and the “Cognitive Approach” to teaching English prepositions in phrasal verbs in Thailand. The benefits and limitations of both approaches as identified and analyzed in previously conducted research both in Thailand and abroad are addressed in this paper. The author suggests that teachers should apply both the “Communicative Approach” and the “Cognitive Approach” to teaching English prepositions in phrasal verbs to Thai learners of English. Students can learn English prepositions in phrasal verbs implicitly through schemas in their minds and they can practice communicative skills by performing assigned tasks.

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