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Production-driven language learning



Production-driven language learning focuses on learning things to say in the target langauge. It involves memorizing things you want to be able to say in your new languageand using them to communicate with other people. There is an emphasis on language as a social activity and as a means of communication with people. It is important to understand what is said, but the intent is to learn to say everything elicited.


Here are some of the principles this approach is based on:


The audiolingual method of language learning, widely used in the seventies, was one production-driven approach. A production-driven approach emphasizing learner-directed language learning in a community setting is set forth in Brewster and Brewster 1976 and Brewster and Brewster 1986. A similar and more recent book using substantially the same approach is Marshall 1989.

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