ERIC Number: ED242200
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Initiatives in Communicative Language Teaching. A Book of Readings.
Savignon, Sandra J., Ed.; Berns, Margie S., Ed.
A collection of readings on communicative language teaching explains what communicative language teaching is and how the goal of communicative competence is being met by teachers. The following articles are included:"Functional Approaches to Language and Language Teaching: Another Look" (Margie S. Berns); "Contextual Considerations in Communicative Language Teaching" (Sauli Takala); "Intake, Communication, and Second-Language Teaching" (Elizabeth Leemann Guthrie); "Regional Norms for English" (Braj B. Kachru); "I Got Religion'--Evangelism in Language Teaching" (Alan Maley); "Beyond Notions and Functions: Language Teaching or the Art of Letting Go" (Gunter Gerngross and Herbert Puchta); "Preparing ESL Teachers for a Communicative Curriculum--American Style" (Pearl Goodman);"Teaching Strategic Competence in the Foreign-Language Classroom" (Elaine Tarone); "Teacher-Made Videotape Materials for the Second-Language Classroom" (Tony Silva); "Computer-Aided Instruction: Language Teachers and the Man of the Year" (Fernand Marty); "Immersion and Other Innovations in U.S. Elementary Schools" (Helena Anderson and Nancy C. Rhodes); "Large-Scale Communicative Language Testing: A Case Study" (Merrill Swain); "Testing Performance in Oral Interaction" (Keith Morrow); and "Proficiency in Context: The Pennsylvania Experience" (Barbara Freed). A citation index is included. (MSE)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Classroom Techniques, College Second Language Programs, Communicative Competence (Languages), Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Immersion Programs, Instructional Innovation, Instructional Materials, Language Proficiency, Language Tests, Notional Functional Syllabi, Oral Language, Regional Characteristics, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Developed Materials, Teaching Methods, Testing, Videotape Recordings
Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, World Language Division, Reading, MA 01867 ($15.95; school price $11.97).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
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