VietTESOL International Convention, VietTESOL International Convention 2019

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Empowering the EFL Learner with Appropriate Input Knowledge in Teaching Language Skills
Quy Ba Do

Building: Library
Room: D302
Date: 2019-10-11 02:50 PM – 03:20 PM
Last modified: 2019-09-19

Abstract


According to Vietnam’s new general education curriculum, scheduled for application throughout the country from the 2010-2021 academic year, the focus of English education has been shifted from language knowledge to language skills to achieve a balance between these two core components of communicative competence. This has given impetus to the current paper aiming to: 1) Give an overview of various definitions and some models of communicative competence, especially those by Hymes 1972, Canale and Swain 1980 and Savignon 1997, for proposing an interactive version of communicative competence comprising world knowledge, language knowledge and strategy knowledge; 2) Identify appropriate input and discuss its provision in terms of type, scope, means and medium in teaching the four language skills to the EFL learner; and 3) Recommend a five-step English teaching cycle based on the PPP (Presentation; Practice; and Production) approach to communicative language teaching, that makes classroom environment more interactive and provides maximum exposure to English to really empower and engage the EFL learner.

 


Keywords


Empowering; input knowledge; communicative competence; teaching language skills