Integrating Skills

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Integrating Skills

  1. 1. By attending mainly to what learners can DO with the language and then to the forms of it, we invite all the four skills into the classroom. Reading Writing Listening Speaking
  2. 2. Skills Receptive Performance Listening Reading Productive Performance Speaking Writing
  3. 3. Why integration? Reading Writing Listening Speaking
  4. 4. Why integration? <ul><li>Production and reception are two sides of a coin and cannot be split. </li></ul><ul><li>Interaction means sending and receiving messages. </li></ul><ul><li>One skill can reinforce another. We learn to speak by what we hear, and we learn to write by what we read. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why integration? <ul><li>Students interact naturally and learn real content. </li></ul><ul><li>Students are exposed to authentic language and can use English effectively for communication. </li></ul><ul><li>Integration leads to task continuity. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Task Continuity: <ul><li>refers to the chaining of activities together to form a sequence. </li></ul><ul><li>means that the completion of prior activities is a pre-requisite for succeeding ones. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Task Continuity: <ul><li>will insure coherence and consistency for language teaching. </li></ul><ul><li>will reflect the relationship of written and spoken language, which is a motivating reflection of language, culture and society. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>pulls the direct attention of students </li></ul><ul><li>away from the separateness of </li></ul><ul><li>language and toward the meaningful </li></ul><ul><li>purpose for which we use language: </li></ul><ul><li>COMMUNICATION. </li></ul>Task Continuity:

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