Key Terms for Language Teachers - A Pocket Guide - Alessandro Benati

Key Terms for Language Teachers - A Pocket Guide - Alessandro Benati

Communication

Key Terms for Language Teachers - A Pocket Guide - Alessandro Benati

Alessandro Benati [+-]
The University of Hong Kong
Alessandro Benati is Director of CAES at The University of Hong Kong (HKU). He is known for his work in second language acquisition and second language teaching. He has published ground-breaking research on the pedagogical framework called processing instruction. He is a member of the REF Panel 2021 and Honorary Professor at the University of York SJ.

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• Communication cannot be equated with questions and answers (Q/A) practice. • Communication can be defined as the expression, interpretation, and negotiation of meaning in a given context for a specific purpose. • Interaction fosters acquisition when a communication problem arises and L2 learners are engaged in resolving it through interaction and negotiation of meaning. • Tasks promote acquisition and provide a purpose for language use. A communicative interactive task is a learning endeavor that requires L2 learners to comprehend, negotiate, manipulate and produce the target language as they need to perform some set of work-plans. • Interactive tasks are a good example of communication tasks and should substitute traditional oral practice.

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Benati, Alessandro. Communication. Key Terms for Language Teachers - A Pocket Guide. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 19-27 Feb 2022. ISBN 9781781798812. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=38032. Date accessed: 23 Jan 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.38032. Feb 2022

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