ERIC Number: ED174039
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
The Functional-Notional Approach to Second Language Learning and Teaching: Starting with the Learner's Communicative Needs.
Trabert, Judith A.
This paper describes the functional-notional approach to language teaching and learning in terms of the ways it can be used to meet the communicative needs of the potential language learners, particularly adults, who vary in what they want to do in the target language. It contrasts the functional system with conventional approaches, illustrates differences in the organization of language information by function and by structure, and discusses implications for instructional design. It concludes with a brief sketch of an instructional development scenario that might employ this approach. (Author)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adults, Communication Skills, Communicative Competence (Languages), Educational Objectives, Language Instruction, Language Proficiency, Learning Activities, Notional Functional Syllabi, Second Language Learning, Skill Development, Speech Communication, Student Needs, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Meeting (San Francisco, California, April 1979)