Title

Making room for communication

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

National Centre for English Language and Research, Macquarie University

Faculty

Community Services, Education and Social Sciences

School

International, Cultural and Community Studies

RAS ID

77

Comments

Originally published as: Malcolm, I. (2001). Making room for communication. Prospect: an Australian journal of TESOL, 16, 4-16. Original article available here

Abstract

This address to language teachers reviewed a number of recent Australian- based research studies. It is suggested that all the studies reviewed lead to the inference that students learning English as a second or foreign language need to be given room to communicate. Further, it is argued that teachers, in providing opportunities for communicative language use, should give due regard to individual student differences, authenticity, cultural congruence and the self-respect of the learner.

 
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