ERIC Number: ED163815
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Essais d'application d'un cadre de reference pragmatique a la realisation de materiels d'apprentissage du francais langue etrangere. L'Enseignement de la competence de communication en langues secondes. (An Attempt to Apply a Pragmatic Frame of Reference to the Production of Materials for the Study of French as a Second Language). The Teaching of Communicative Competence in Second Languages. Acts of the Colloquim of the Swiss Interuniversity Commission for Applied Linguistics. CILA Bulletin.
Second language learning today requires new materials. One type of learning unit suggested would have a simple format, limited scope and objectives, and diversity of content, form, learning strategies and activities. In spite of the problems involved in the production of this format, such units might be worked out in teacher-training programs, by centralizing services in school districts or possibly by publishers. A proposal of a practical frame of reference for such units is outlined in the form of a limited collection of parameters intended to help specify who is communicating, with whom, where, when, how and why. The first step in the process is a list of 17 language acts defined by a number of performative verbs. Because these language acts generally occur in sequences and in situations, simple sequential schemas and situations have to be prepared. Examples are given of six sequences and fifteen situations. Eleven examples of situations using the various parts of a proposed pedagogical framework, including suggestions for class presentation, complete the document. (AMH)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Communicative Competence (Languages), French, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Language Patterns, Language Proficiency, Language Skills, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Material Development, Pragmatics, Second Language Learning, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Speech Communication, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission Interuniversitaire Suisse de Linguistique Appliquee (Switzerland).
Note: Paper presented at the Coloquium of the Swiss Interuniversity Commission for Applied Linguistics (Neuchatel, Switzerland, March 15-17, 1976)