English Language Teaching: Approaches and Methods Part 2
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1 English Language Teaching: Approaches and Methods Part 2 Dr. Desmond Thomas,International Academy,University of Essex
2 Characteristics of CLT Based on the idea of 4 types of communicative competence (grammatical, sociolinguistic, discourse, strategic) and therefore ...Focus on function rather than formFocus on linguistic appropriacyFocus on actual language use
3 Implications for the CLT classroom Communicative speaking activitiesCommunicative writing activitiesUse of ‘authentic materials’Emphasis on S-S interaction and on learner autonomyAttitude to error-making changesRole of the teacher changes
4 Johnson’s 5 Principles for Communicative Exercises InformationTransfer PrincipleInformation Gap PrincipleJigsaw PrincipleTask Dependency PrincipleCorrection for Content Principle
5 How CLT changed the world New materialsNew types of activitiesNew roles for learnersNew roles for teachersA real challenge for testers: how to assess communicative ability?