Language Learning Strategies, the Communicative Approach, and their Classroom Implications

Authors

  • Rebecca L. Oxford,

    1. The Pennsylvania State University
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      Rebecca L. Oxford (Ph.D., University of North Carolina) is Director of the Intensive English Communication Program at the Pennsylvania State University.

  • Roberta Z. Lavine,

    1. The University of Maryland
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      Roberta Z. Lavine (Ph.D., Catholic University of America) is Assistant Professor of Spanish at the University of Maryland.

  • David Crookall

    1. The Pennsylvania State University
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      David Crookall (Ph.D., candidate, Universite de Nancy II, France) is tenured Assistant Professor at the Universitéa de Toulon, France, and Visiting Assistant Professor at the Pennsylvania State University.


Abstract

The principles of the communicative approach to language learning and teaching foster the use of appropriate, positive learning strategies. Communicative principles and learning strategies, in combination, have powerful implications for the language classroom.

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