ERIC Number: ED104166
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: 0
Communicative Competence. CAL-ERIC/CLL Series on Languages and Linguistics, No. 15.
Allen, Edward D.
In the first part of this paper several theories on the subject of communicative competence are examined. Part 2 is devoted to a discussion of how a teacher can test for communicative competence, and the practicality of this type of testing, in terms of class time, equipment required and objective grading, is emphasized. Part 3 summarizes a number of experiments conducted to determine the effectiveness of communicative competence training. The paper concludes with a detailed list of communicative exercises representing various levels of difficulty. (PMP)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Educational Theories, Language Instruction, Language Skills, Language Usage, Linguistic Competence, Linguistic Performance, Nonverbal Communication, Pattern Drills (Language), Second Language Learning, Speech Communication, Teaching Methods, Written Language
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, DC.