Communicative Language Teaching: An Introduction

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 31, 1981 - Foreign Language Study - 108 pages
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The communicative approach is changing the face of foreign language teaching. It provides an introduction to communicative language teaching for practising classroom teachers. The author gives a single coherent account of the basic communicative ideas, emphasizing those aspects most important in the classroom so that teachers can integrate the new ideas into their own familiar methods. He stresses that a knowledge of grammar remains essential for effective communication.

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William Littlewood was previously Head of the Department of Language Studies, Christchurch College, Canterbury and the Department of Education, University College Swansea, Wales.

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