Interpersonal Communication in the Foreign Language Classroom

Interpersonal Communication in the Foreign (World) Language Classroom (French, Spanish) wlteacher.wordpress.comI am always trying to make foreign language activities that are more communicative and give students opportunities to use the target language authentically.  I do firmly believe that accuracy has a place in language production and I do not focus only on fluency tasks, but even when practicing accuracy I try to have a communicative component.  To ensure this, I keep in mind the table below that reminds me what interpersonal communication is and is not.

Interpersonal Communication…

Interpersonal Communication in the Foreign (World) Language Classroom (French, Spanish) wlteacher.wordpress.com

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3 responses to “Interpersonal Communication in the Foreign Language Classroom

  1. I would like to know the references of this information. Thanks a lot.

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    • Much of this is based on my own teaching experiences and trying and refining new approaches with my students. The concepts of Performance, Transaction and Interaction as speaking tasks can be referenced in these sources:

      Brown, Gillian and George Yule 1983. Teaching the Spoken Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

      Burns, Anne 1998. Teaching Speaking. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics 18, 102-123.

      Jones, Pauline 1996. Planning an Oral Language Program. In Pauline Jones (ed.) Talking to Learn. Melbourne: PETA 1996 12-26

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  2. Pingback: Design Communicative Activities in the Foreign Language Classroom | World Language Classroom

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