“Flipped classroom”. It is a new trend and tendency which is being carried out in some schools of the USA.
The terms are inverted. First, teams of students prepare some new material to present in the classroom, like a grammar point.
Then the teacher acts as a moderator and facilitator of new points in the classroom, and may play a video.
After that the teacher assigns “homework”, but to be accomplished in the classroom.
As I said, it’s being utilized in some centers and it is turning out good. Now what I don’t know is how we can combine “flipped classroom” with the communicative approach or methodology: here first the students listen massively to the teacher… / Photo from: celtslineup www historic-uk com. the photograph is merely an illustration