<p>Studying at college, you have to deal with various types of academic writing. Some tasks can be pretty typical, e.g., an argumentative essay or a case study. But what should you do if your professor assigns you a seminar paper?</p>
In 1977, Tracy Terrell, a teacher of Spanish in California, specified "a proposal for a new philosophy of vocabulary coaching which [he] called the Natural Strategy" (Terrell 1977; 1982: 121). This was an attempt to develop a language coaching proposal that included the "naturalistic" ideas researchers had discovered in studies of second language acquisition. The Natural Strategy grew out of Terrell's experience instructing Spanish classes. Since that time Terrell yet others have experimented with applying the Natural Methodology in elementary- to advanced-level classes and with several other languages.