Language as communication: an action-oriented approach

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Friday, September 3, 2010 - 11:30
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Fischer Conference
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Bucharest
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"I've studied English for X years but I still can't use it". Sound familiar? It's what you get when you present language as a ladder of grammar rules rather than as communicative potential. If learners want to be able to use English,  they need an action-oriented approach to language: developing communicative competences rather than just knowledge of form. In this workshop, we'll look at what these competences are, as described in the Common European Framework, and practical ways of teaching them.

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