Misunderstandings of communicative language teaching

By w wu · 2008 · cited by 80 — communicative language teaching (clt) is generally regarded as an ... what does classroom research on l2 learning and teaching have to say about this?4 pages
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Vol. 1, No. 1 English Language Teaching50Misunderstandings of Communicative Language TeachingWen WuDivision of International Cooperation and Exchanges, Yangtze Normal University98 Julong Rd. Lidu, Fuling District, Chongqing 408100, ChinaTel: 1-778-990-8598 Email: [email protected] Communicative Language Teaching is accepted by many English teachers in China as one of the mosteffective approach in English language teaching, there are still a number of misunderstandings about it. By comparingJohnstone; Sato and Kleinsasser and Thompson as well as Spada, this article focuses on four of the mainmisunderstandings, which are commonly held by the language teachers and researchers.Keywords: CLT, Misunderstanding, Meaning, Learner Error, Learners’ L1Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) is generally regarded as an approach to language teaching. It is based on thetheory that the primary function of language use is communication. One of the fundamental principles of CLT is th...