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How to Learn from Communicative Activities
13. February 2021 @ 9:30 - 12:30
The excitement generated by the arrival of the Communicative Approach all those years ago included attention to activities in which students had a communicative purpose, focused on content rather than language form, and encouraged students to use all and any language at their disposal. But how useful are such activities in reality? Do they genuinely help students to ‘get’ new language items or even practise previously encountered grammar and lexis? In this talk we will revisit the concept of communicative activities and try to see how to re-fashion them so that they are communicative learning activities.