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ERIC Number: ED275807
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Oct
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Pre-Service Training for Volunteer Teachers of Adult ESL Learners: How to Facilitate Communicative Competence in the Classroom.
Boyd, Joshua
The English as a Second Language (ESL) method variously described as communicative methodology, communicative approach, or Communicative Language Teaching refers to a focus on the use of language to communicate. A communicative approach recognizes that the yield or payoff for a learner is related to the opportunities given the student for self-investment in the learning activities. The learner needs to be motivated or rewarded through engaging in extended conversation in a real context, transacting communication of personal interest, engaging in unrehearsed discourse, and participating in conversation on real topics, using real language, in real time. Communicative methodology promotes active involvement of learners through activities such as task- or goal-oriented group projects. Criteria to consider in preparing, selecting, or evaluating communicative activities and materials include purpose, content, need, negotiation, and teacher role. (Attachments include samples of student work that resulted from learning activities, 10 sample activities that have been used with adult learners to promote oral communication, and a list of references.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (Hollywood, FL, October 22-26, 1986),