There Is No Best Method-Why ?

  title={There Is No Best Method-Why ?},
  author={N. S. Prabhu},
  journal={TESOL Quarterly},
This paper examines the possible substance of a statement, often heard but rarely explained, in the discussion of language teaching, namely, that there is no best method. Three possible explanations of the statement are discussed, based on a broad interpretation of the term method: (a) that different methods are best for different teaching contexts; (b) that all methods are partially true or valid; and (c) that the notion of good and bad methods is itself misguided. The first two explanations… 

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