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Terrell, T. D. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
It is proposed that language acquisition improves if beginning students are allowed to experience three stages of acquisition: comprehension (preproduction), early speech production, and speech emergence. Each stage requires a different kind of activity building on the previous stage's development. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Communicative Competence (Languages), Comprehension, Educational Strategies
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Germain, Claude – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
While there are many problems to be resolved concerning the substance of instruction within a communicative approach the manner of teaching must also be considered, including methodology, the linguistic aspect (vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation), norms, and the use of computers. (MSE)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Communicative Competence (Languages), Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Strategies
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Tardif, Claudette – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
In an effort to help teachers implement the communicative approach in the classroom, the approach is defined; its implications are outlined; and some strategies for rendering classroom practice more communicative are presented. A university course-planning model is used to help teachers plan activities within a communicative framework. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Communicative Competence (Languages), Educational Strategies, Higher Education