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Group Practice with the Communicative Method. Jeff Parker. Background: The Communicative Method. Input: linguistic term, not just what you “put in” Comprehensible Meaning bearing Authentic Output: Communication Negotiation Information gap Interaction

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background the communicative method
Background: The Communicative Method
  • Input: linguistic term, not just what you “put in”
    • Comprehensible
    • Meaning bearing
    • Authentic
  • Output: Communication
    • Negotiation
    • Information gap
    • Interaction
      • Student to student practice activities
the problem
The problem…
  • Two conflicting parts of the method:
    • Authentic input
    • Student to student practice
  • If good input rubs off, then why wouldn’t bad input rub off too?
two sides
For—

Not a significant impact on development

Benefits outweigh the possible downsides

“group work may increase the efficiency of accuracy” (Brumfit, 78)

Against--

Classroom is inherently not authentic language

(Lier, 123)

Group work is a “management device ”, not a language development tool

(Brumett, 76)

Two sides:
assumptions
Assumptions:
  • Mistakes will rub off
  • Test scores determine how mistakes were acquired
  • The mistakes will show up in distribution of scores
methodology
Methodology
  • Take two classes; one communicative, the other not
  • Analyze test scores:
    • Take all items, discard items where <30% or <90% of students answered incorrectly
    • Add up remaining items
    • Significant difference: 15% (of total items)
the problem1
The problem…
  • The communicative method is so fashionable right now that everyone (at BYU) uses it, or at least they claim to.
conclusion
Conclusion:
  • Needs future work
    • Longitudinal study
    • More strict situation in order to assure correlation of mistakes and language development