Translation in the foreign language classroom has been during years a matter of discussion among teachers and students and also an interesting topic for language researchers

Translation in the foreign language classroom has been during years a matter of discussion among teachers and students and also an interesting topic for language researchers. To start with this discussion, it is necessary to have a look at the history of language teaching. Through history, it has been seen that several approaches and methods have come over the time and those ones have been updated by modifying or changing some aspects of the way how language and learning are understood by teachers and learners. This is the way in which the Grammar Translation Method started in the late eighteenth century and got its peak during the nineteenth one.