Communicative Competence: Theory and Classroom Practice : Texts and Contexts in Second Language Learning
This ground-breaking text, which stresses the use of meaningful language at all stages of language acquisition, is about texts and contexts in second language learning. It is intended for teachers and teachers-in-training as an introduction to the theoretical basis for communicative language teaching and as a guide to building a program consonant with those theories.
prologue A Letter to My Teacher
Definitions of Communicative Competence
L2 Acquisition Research
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ability achievement activities analysis audiolingual classroom communicative competence communicative language teaching Community Language Learning components context course criterion-referenced test curriculum described dialogue discourse discrete-point discussion drills English errors evaluation example experience expression focus foreign language France-Inter French functions goals grammar grammatical competence guage integrative interaction interest interpretation interview L2 acquisition L2 learning L2 programs L2 teaching Language Aptitude Language Arts language testing Learner Attitudes linguistic listening materials measure method municative native speakers negotiation of meaning nonnative norm-referenced test notional-functional syllabus oral PALOMA PICASSO participants Pause to consider person phoneme practice pronunciation questions reading response role Savignon scores second language acquisition sentences situation skills sociolinguistic Spanish speak speech strategic competence strategies strongly agree strongly disagree structural syllabus talk tasks teachers tence textbook theory tion TOEFL topics understand vocabulary words writing