ERIC Number: ED149629
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Discourse Networks in Classroom Interaction: Some Problems in Communicative Language Teaching. Melanges Pedagogiques, 1977.
A major implication in the communicative approach to the teaching of foreign languages concerns classroom interaction in which students should participate. Ideally, this interaction should be identical to interaction in real-life communication situations that students will encounter. A prerequisite for determining whether these situations are in fact being used as a basis for second language teaching is a rigorous and explicit model of verbal interaction. This article presents such a model. The model is applied to the description of a portion of classroom interaction. This application reveals that what goes on in classrooms is far from the goal of realistic interaction. Some suggestions for teaching methodology are made. (CLK)
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Classroom Communication, Communication (Thought Transfer), Communicative Competence (Languages), Discourse Analysis, English (Second Language), Interaction, Language Instruction, Language Patterns, Language Skills, Language Usage, Models, Pragmatics, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Verbal Communication
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nancy Univ., (France). Centre de Recherches et d'Applications Pedagogiques en Langues.
Note: Paper read at a seminar on "Communicative Methodology in Language Teaching" organized by the British Association for Applied Linguistics (University of Bath, England, April, 1977)