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COMMUNICATIVE APPROACH / Communicaive language teaching App

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Transcript of COMMUNICATIVE APPROACH / Communicaive language teaching App

THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION!
Ana Salido Mateos

Lorena Bosch Martínez

María Jesús Vílchez Bedmar

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MAIN LINGUISTS
Applied Linguistics to the Teaching of Spanish & English & Research Methodology

COMMUNICATIVE APPROACH/COMMUNICATIVE LANGUAGE TEACHING
David Wilkins
Christopher Candlin
Michael Halliday
Dell Hymes
Henry Widdowson
Christopher Brumfit
Keith Johnson

WHEN DID THE COMMUNICATIVE APPROACH (CA) COME ABOUT?

Decade of the 70s

...FOR WHAT REASON?

Reaction to previous
methodologies:

The Grammar Translation Method
Audiolingualism
WHAT IS THE MAIN CONCERN OF THE CA?
MEANING

ACCURACY

FLUENCY

COMPLEXITY

APPROPRIACY

CAPACITY
Communicative competence


GOAL of language teaching

Procedures for the teaching of the four language skills

Teaching communicative proficiency rather than mastery of structure.

WHAT DOES THE CA CONSIST OF?
GOAL: to enable students to use language to communicate
Learner-centred
Communication: use of language functions and grammar structures
EXAMPLES…
Role-play activities
Interviews
Information gap
Games
Language exchanges
Surveys
Pair-work
"Communicative language teaching or CA can be understood as a set of principles about the goals of language teaching, how learners learn a language, the kinds of classroom activities that best facilitate learning, and the roles of teachers and learners in the classroom".

Xanthi Panayiotou
THEORETICAL BACKGROUND
FEATURES OF THE CA

DEFINITION OF THE CA

(Jack C. Richards)

ADVANTAGES OF THE CA
DISADVANTAGES OF THE CA
REFERENCES
Emphasis on the four language skills
Increase of fluency in the target language
Involves students in learning
Stimulates real life communicative experiences
Little importance is given to reading and writing
Difficult for the teacher to check the language use of every student
Low levels of proficiency in the target language make difficult students' participation

Hunter, D. (2009). Communicative Language Teaching and the ELTJournal: a Corpus-Based Approach to the History of a Discourse. (Doctoral Dissertation, University of Warwick, 2001)
McLaren, N., Madrid, D., & Bueno, A.(2005).
TEFL in Secondary Education
. Spain: University of Granada.
Richards, J. C. (2006).
Communicative Language Teaching Today
. New York: Cambridge University Press.
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