Communicative Context in the Classroom.

As the year winds down I'm ready for some time to reflect.  Overall this has been a fantastic year.  There have been struggles and celebrations like any other year.  But this year, I have provided more input for all levels of students than any other year.  I've noticed a lot of posts on different social … Continue reading Communicative Context in the Classroom.

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What is communication?

Lately, a lot of conversation about Bill Van Patten's ideas about tasks in the language classroom has popped up in different teaching for acquisition groups, specifically on Facebook.  The idea seems to be that we must create reasons for students to communicate in the language in the classroom.  A task offers a student a reason to … Continue reading What is communication?