Next weekend, 10th and 11th of April, ACE TEFL will be taking part in the International Publishers’ Exhibition. This is a viirtual event, so you can visit us from wherever you are. All you need to do is register here – the event is free!
We will also be giving a presentatiion at 10 am (EEST) on Saturday 10th April. Here are the details:
George Vassilakis and Alexander Makarios,
Re-evaluating the role of accuracy in Communicative Language Teaching
10:00 – 10:50, 10 April, 2021, Spring 21 Virtual IP Exhibition
The majority of language teachers these days teach ‘communicatively’: they encourage learner interaction as much as they can and pay a lot of attention to things like style and register, functional language and strategies for getting your message across. However, this focus on communication often comes at the expense of accuracy, and as a result many of our students may be fairly fluent but unfortunately make a lot more mistakes than those who were taught English in a more ‘traditional’ manner. In this presentation, we aim to re-evaluate the role of accuracy in communicative language teaching and demonstrate techniques and activities for enhancing accuracy in a communicative classroom.