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ERIC Number: ED530010
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1989-0796
Are Communication Strategies Teachable?
Lewis, Samantha
Online Submission, Encuentro v20 p46-54 2011
This article discusses the teachability of communication strategies in the EFL classroom. As well as reflecting on the nature of speech production in the mother tongue, it looks at some of the difficulties encountered when speaking in a foreign language and the inherent difficulties in "teaching" speaking as a skill. It focuses on different types of communication strategies and possible approaches that can be used in the classroom to raise students' awareness of these strategies and develop their strategic competence through the implementation and practice of the language. Reference is made throughout to practical classroom activities which will enable students to develop their strategic competence and become more confident at communicating in English. (Contains 8 footnotes.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A