Making communicative language teaching happen

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McGraw-Hill, 1995 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 291 pages
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Praised for its fresh and informed discussion of language instruction and language acquisition, the first edition of @Making Communicative Language Teaching Happen@ was recognized by the Modern Language Association as one of the twenty most influential methods textbooks. The authors are both internationally recognized scholars in the field of second language acquisition research and have also written numerous successful language textbooks. The guiding principle of @Making Communicative Language Teaching Happen@ is the premise that communication is the expression, interpretation, and negotiation of meaning, and not simply oral expression. Following that framework, @Making Communicative Language Teaching Happen@ helps instructors develop communicative classroom environments that blend listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

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On Roles and Tasks
3
Research Insights
21
Comprehensible Input
37
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About the author (1995)

James F. Lee is a member of the faculty of the Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. His research interests are in the areas of second language reading comprehension, input processing, and exploring the relationship between the two. His research has appeared in a number of scholarly journals and publications. His previous publications include the book Tasks and Communicating in Language Classrooms (2000, McGraw-Hill) and the co-authored book Making Communicative Language Teaching Happen, Second Edition (2003, McGraw-Hill). He has also co-authored secveral textbooks, including Sabias que...? Beginning Spanish (2004, McGraw-Hill), Vistazos (2005, McGraw-Hill) and Ideas: Lecturas, estrategias, actividades y composiciones (1994, McGraw-Hill). He and Bill VanPatten are series editors for the McGraw-Hill Second Language Professional Series.