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Omaggio 1986


Omaggio, Alice C. 1986. Teaching language in context : Proficiency-oriented instruction. Boston: Heinle and Heinle. 479pp.


The first section includes a definition of communicative competence and a discussion of how adults become proficient in a second language. The second section discusses language learning methodologies and how they are changing. The next four sections address methodologies to help learners achieve proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing. There are also chapters on accuracy, testing, cultural understanding. The book concludes with some practical guidelines for planning instruction for the proficiency-oriented classroom. Appendices including ACTFL guidelines, a list of functions, sample tests, forms useful in course evaluations. Index.


A very useful resource book for ideas on organizing learning activities around proficiency.

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