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Communicative Language Teaching

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Communicative Language Teaching

  1. 1. OCCUPATIONAL DOMAIN EDUCATIONAL DOMAIN PUBLIC DOMAIN PERSONAL DOMAIN LEARNER
  2. 2. COMMUNICATIVE LANGUAGE TEACHING <ul><li>The ability to communicative effectively in English is a well established goal in ELT. </li></ul><ul><li>ELT encompasses all modes of language use (spoken and written) </li></ul><ul><li>In the classroom teachers should work in the development of all components of communicative competence (linguistic, pragmatic and sociolinguistic) </li></ul><ul><li>Activities should involve learners in negotiation of meaning (Interaction in group and pair work) </li></ul><ul><li>Balance between fluency and accuracy activities </li></ul><ul><li>Establishing a supportive atmosphere in the classroom: Building cohesiveness within the group is a an important managerial role for the teacher </li></ul>
  3. 3. COMMUNICATIVE LANGUAGE TEACHING <ul><li>Increase in learner centered activities and collaborative work in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Authenticity is a primordial concept in the communicative classroom (roles, materials, all skills) </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching communicative skills and general human development </li></ul><ul><li>Tasks that involve learners in negotiation of meaning and taking risks. </li></ul>
  4. 4. COMMUNICATIVE LANGUAGE TEACHING <ul><li>The inadequacy of a four skills model of language </li></ul><ul><li>The terms interpretation, expression and negotiation of meaning instead of receptive and productive skills </li></ul><ul><li>The selection of methods and materials appropriate to both the goals and context of teaching begins with the analysis of socially defined learner needs and styles of learning </li></ul><ul><li>Learner needs provide a framework for elaborating program goals in terms of functional competence </li></ul>
  5. 5. COMMUNCIATIVE COMPETENCE (CEF)
  6. 6. COMMUNICATIVE LANGUAGE TEACHING <ul><li>A COMMUNICATIVE CURRICULUM </li></ul><ul><li>Language arts, </li></ul><ul><li>Language for a purpose, </li></ul><ul><li>My language is me </li></ul><ul><li>You Be, I’ll be; Theatre Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Beyond the classroom </li></ul>
  7. 7. COMMUNICATIVE LANGUAGE TEACHING <ul><li>Reference to the terms “native” or “native like” in the evaluation of communicative competence is inappropriate in today`s postcolonial, multicultural world. </li></ul><ul><li>Learners need to develop from more controlled and mechanical to freer and communities behaviors (Phases of instructional sequencing of lesson) </li></ul>

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