In addition, learners are more aware about the phonologic aspects of the language. Memorization of techniques suggested represent an approach that will enable student to memorize larger segments at a time and perform dialogues as a whole with more confidence.
The author also puts out her recommendations for the use of the ALM in the second language classroom. Unsurprisingly, the new method relied on the prevailing scientific methods of the time, observation and repetition, which were also admirably suited to teaching en masse.
Transformational drills help learners familiarize with question tags and their corresponding answers, affirmative and negative sentences and even active and passive ones. Instead, the sound system and grammatical patterns are emphasized on more. As self-explanatory as it sounds, this all implies that the students basically are supposed to memorize all what they are being taught to say.
This method has a Skinnerian characteristic which is the use of the stimulus-responsereinforcement. Dialogues are seen as a natural conversational context that will aid learners in applying learned structures and vocabulary. If it is the latter, it does not matter what method is used in the classroom as long as ultimately, learners gain valuable communicative skills.
The teacher keeps telling the students new words and the students repeat those after the teacher. This is similar to the basic notions of behavioral psychology which emphasizes greatly on the idea of reinforcement.