Michael BARR
   Department   Kyoto Junior College of Foreign Languages  , Department of English Studies for Careers
   Position   associate professor/lecturer
Language English
Publication Date 2018/03
Type Academic Paper
Peer Review With peer review
Title Fostering communicative competence: Making the most of communicative strategies in speaking/listening courses
Contribution Type Single author
Journal 京都外国語大学 SELL
Journal TypeJapan
Publisher Kyoto University of Foreign Studies
Volume, Issue, Pages 34,pp.85-99
Author and coauthor Michael D. Barr
Details This paper explores the age-old dilemma of language teachers: encouraging communicative competence. Beginning with common stereotypes of language teaching, we look at commonly successful techniques for fostering the development of legitimate listening and speaking skills. These include the incorporation of "real" texts, situations, and listening materials in the classroom, reduction of affective filters to communication, the relationship between semantics and pragmatics, and the importance of cultural as well as linguistic fluency.