Communicative Approach. The main goal of learning a foreign language is successful communication. This means that when you speak, others understand you and you understand them. The language I have learnt these forty years, My native English, now I must forgo,
The main goal of learning a foreign language is successful communication. This means that when you speak, others understand you and you understand them.
The language I have learnt these forty years,
My native English, now I must forgo,
And now my tongue’s use is to me no more
Than an unstringed viol or harp.
Or like a cunning instrument cas’d up-
Or being open put into his hands
That knows no touch to tune the harmony.
Within my mouth you have engaol’d my tongue,
Double portcullis’d with my teeth and lips,
And dull unfeeling barren ignorance
Is made my gaoler to attend on me.
I am too old to fawn upon a nurse,
Too far in years to be a pupil now.
(Shakespeare: Richard II, Act 1, Scene 3)
Because of his age, Mowbray feels that he will never again be able to express himself in a new language to the same degree that he was able in his native tongue.
The need for meaningfulness in language learning has been accepted for some years. A useful interpretation of ‘meaningfulness’ is that the learner respond to the content in a definite way. If they are amused, angered, challenged, intrigued, or surprised the content is clearly meaningful to them. Thus the meaning of the language they listen to, read, speak, and write will be more vividly experience and, therefore, better remembered.
Method Approach in Design Procedure
In other words, sheer time on the job does not ensure fruitful experience and professional progress. Successful teachers are those who continue to develop throughout their professional lives.