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On Being a Language TeacherA Personal and Practical Guide to Success$
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Norma Lopez-Burton and Denise Minor

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780300186895

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300186895.001.0001

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Communicative Tasks

Communicative Tasks

(p.39) 3 Communicative Tasks
On Being a Language Teacher

Norma López-Burton

Yale University Press

This chapter focuses on the importance of communicative tasks in language learning. A task is an activity with a goal in which students use language to achieve a real outcome. Well-designed tasks simulate scenes requiring true communication and provide many more opportunities for output than in a teacher-centered class. The discussions cover the elements of a communicative task; types of communicative tasks; writing tasks; and reading tasks.

Keywords:   language teachers, teaching, pedagogical approach, communication, classroom activities

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