Thursday, June 14, 2012

Are we in the post-communicative teaching era?

Here are two very short responses to the question of whether we are in the post-communicative teaching era.

Rod Bolitho's response:

Scott Thornbury's response:
When you reflect on your day-to-day teaching, do you feel that you are in the 'post-methods' era of teaching that Bolitho refers to?  Do you think that our syllabus really allows us to be 'communicative' in teaching?  At the end of the day, do you empathize with Thornbury and feel that our syllabus and focus on testing affects our ability to realize the true meaning of communicative practice?

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