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Title: Strategic Competence in an ELT Syllabus
Paper URL: http://rababah.50megs.com/custom2.html
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition
Subject Language: English
Abstract: Communication strategies (CSs) are important in helping second/foreign language learners to communicate successfully when they are faced with a production problem due to their lack of linguistic knowledge. This paper aims to support the importance of developing second language learners’ strategic competence and making communication strategies part of English language teaching and ELT syllabus. This paper first discusses the various definitions of strategic competence and communication strategies. Then it briefly presents various communication strategies used by second language learners to solve their communication problems. The major portion of this paper is devoted to strategy training and its advantages in language learning. Finally, the paper concludes with the importance of introducing tasks and activities on communication strategies in ELT syllabus, and suggests ways of improving teaching methodology to develop strategic competence.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Venue: Strategic Competence in an ELT Syllabus. ITL: Review of Applied Linguistics, Belgium, Vol. 145-146, (pp. 145-164).
Publication Info: Strategic Competence in an ELT Syllabus. ITL: Review of Applied Linguistics, Belgium, Vol. 145-146, (pp. 145-164).
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