Authentic material and the communicative approach to language teaching

Bedadur, Nivedita V. (2018) Authentic material and the communicative approach to language teaching. Learning Curve (31). pp. 42-45.

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Let us think of a child learning her mother tongue. She is surrounded by people who speak to her and are happy even if she speaks a few broken words. Everybody applauds and celebrates her mistakes. The world of the child is rich with language! Can we build bridges from the child’s world to the classroom? Can we apply the principles of natural language learning to language teaching in the classroom? Can we use what the child sees and does in her early years, in her culturally rich environment?

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Bedadur, Nivedita V.
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Elementary education, TLM, Teaching-Learning Materials
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
Full Text Status: Public
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