Department   Kyoto Junior College of Foreign Languages  , Department of English Studies for Careers
   Position   Associate Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2015/03
Type Academic Paper
Title The Role of Competition in the Classroom for Promoting Communicative Competence
Contribution Type Single author
Journal SELL
Journal TypeJapan
Publisher KUFS
Volume, Issue, Page 31,pp.143-151
Author and coauthor Iain Davey
Details Communicative competence is now the generally accepted goal of language acquisition and the cornerstone of the communicative approach widely accepted in EFL and ESL classrooms around the world. With this in mind, this paper examines the potential of using activities, which introduce an element of competition into the classroom as a way of motivating students to actively communicate.
First it looks at the advantages afforded by activities that contain competitive elements. It then introduces some example activities, together with commentary on their use in the classroom.