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Communicative Language Teaching : An Introduction - William T. Littlewood

Communicative Language Teaching

An Introduction

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Published: 13th July 1981
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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.

' ... skilfully and compactly structured ... will satisfy the practising teacher in presenting a range of activities which can be tried out in class. The book is a model of synthesis and precision ...' International House News and Reviews ' ... a breath of fresh air ... a useful, concise, well-argued and interesting introduction. Any language teacher would do well to read it.' World Language English

Acknowledgements
Introduction
What is communicative ability?
Relating forms to meanings
Communicative activities: some general considerations
Functional communication activities
Social interaction activities
Listening activities
Choosing what to teach
A communicative approach
Further reading
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521281546
ISBN-10: 0521281547
Series: New Directions in Language Teaching
Audience: English as a Second Language (ESL)
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 122
Published: 13th July 1981
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.8  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.21