ERIC Number: ED162538
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
The Communicative Approach to Language Teaching in the Framework of a Programme of English for Academic Purposes. L'Enseignement de la competence de communication en langues secondes. (The Teaching of Communicative Competence in Second Languages). Acts of the Colloquium of the Swiss Interuniversity Commission for Applied Linguistics. CILA Bulletin.
Johns, T. F.
The materials described here are used to teach English for special purposes at the University of Birmingham. Using the communicative or functional approach to language teaching, they deal with a "common core" of skills, leaving for later in the program special sub-units relating these skills to texts, tasks and problems peculiar to a particular discipline. Except for the pre-session two-week courses, they are designed to be taught on a one-hour per week basis through two or three terms, using a flexible, largely elective approach. Descriptions are provided of three pre-session courses -- Note-taking and Note Reconstitution, Socialization and Seminar Discussion Strategies -- and two full term courses, Academic Writing and Listening Comprehension: Discussion Texts. For each course, indications are given on objectives, instructional materials, scope and content, matching of learning experiences with a variety of student needs, and evaluation. Included in the description of the socialization course is a discussion of some of the problems and needs in communicational language teaching and of the ongoing revision and development of materials for the course. (AMH)
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Basic Skills, Communication Skills, Communicative Competence (Languages), Course Content, Course Descriptions, Course Objectives, English for Special Purposes, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Language Skills, Listening Skills, Program Descriptions, Reading Skills, Second Language Learning, Socialization, Speech Communication, Study Skills, Teacher Developed Materials, Teaching Methods, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission Interuniversitaire Suisse de Linguistique Appliquee (Switzerland).
Note: Paper presented at the Colloquium of the Swiss Interuniversity Commission for Applied Linguistics (Neuchatel, Switzerland, March 15-17, 1976)