COMMUNICATIVE LANGUAGE TEACHING Jack C. Richards &Theodore S. Rodgers(2001)CUP Prof. Estela N. Braun, Adjunto Regular, Practice II, Didactics of English as EFL. Practicum at Primary School Level. College of Human Sciences, UNLPam.
Goal: to develop alternative methods of language teaching.
British linguist D.A. Wilkins (1972): proposed a functional or communicative defiition of language to build up a functional.notional syllabus. His analysis was semantic/communicative, based on learners’needs.
Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
Threshold level specifications for language programmes, examinations and textbook design in Europe .
Rapid application of these ideas by textbook writers, curriculum development centers.
By mid 1970’s CLT had expanded from Great Britain to the world.
Howatt (1984) distinguishes between a strong and weak form of CLT.