A communicative view of English teaching

Yu Zuchen
1999 Acta Neophilologica  
What does it mean to take a communicative view of language and teaching? This leads to an examination of language from different views.The structural view of language concentrates on the grammatical system, describing ways in which linguistic items can be combined. It explains the operations for producing different sentences and descibes the word-order rules. Linguistic knowledge, linguistic facts and operations make up a student's linguistic competence and enable him to produce new sentences
more » ... uce new sentences to match the meanings that he wishes to express.
doi:10.4312/an.32.1.95-97 fatcat:cokrtawt3rec5m7vpqg34jbdba