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Maestri, Franca – Language Awareness, 1995
Overviews the traditional grammar-based language lesson and the communicative approach to teaching languages. The article maintains that adopting a less prescriptive approach to the formal system of the language and gradually training students to see the printed text as another form of interaction will contribute to developing a sensitivity for…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Communicative Competence (Languages), English (Second Language), Grammar
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Cots, Josep M.; Nussbaum, Luci – Language Awareness, 1999
Explores the role of language awareness in the teaching and learning of languages within the framework of educational reform in Spain. Three different types of discourse are compared: the official curriculum, teachers' views obtained in interviews, and teachers' classroom practices. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Discourse Analysis, Educational Change, Foreign Countries