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Teaching Oral Communication: A Methodological Framework

ISBN: 978-0-631-15456-3
132 pages
July 1992, Wiley-Blackwell
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The aim of this book is to bridge the gap between the theory and practice of teaching language for communication. It is written principally for teachers who wish to adopt a communicative approach and would like to reflect on the principles that underlie it.
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Table of Contents


Part I: Language:.

1. Using Language for Communication.

2. Meaning and Interaction.

Part II: Learning:.

3. Learning Language as a Skill.

4. Language Learning as a Natural Process.

5. Integrating Skill Learning and Natural Learning.

Part III: Teaching:.

6. A Methodological Framework for Teaching Oral Communication.

7. Involving the Learners.



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Author Information

William Littlewood was previously Head of the Department of Language Studies, Christchurch College, Canterbury and the Department of Education, University College Swansea, Wales.
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The Wiley Advantage

  • Written by the author of two other highly successful textbooks for EFL teachers
  • Clearest account available of the theory behind communicative language teaching.
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"I believe many teachers of ESL, EFL and LOTE would find this a useful book as would generalist teachers who have second language learners in their classes. It should find a place on preservice and inservice reading lists." Victorian Association of TESOL and Multicultural Education
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