The Learner-Centred Approach To Preparing Textual Materials For Teaching Efficient Communication

Svetlana Ledeneva
2020 unpublished
Language teachers have always sought for ways to present the learning material in optimal forms helpful in elaborating students' linguistic feeling alongside systemic perception of discourse, i.e. to make it learnercentred. The author argues that in terms of effective communication a systemic vision and an intuitive perception of speech make two sides of the same coin. Proceeding from the importance of these aspects of communication, the author sets the purpose of systematizing the basic
more » ... that provide for discourse communicative efficiency and their implementation in teaching practices connected with handling learning materials. This paper presents an integrated mode of working at textual materials (be it oral or written) mostly based on the advances of American and Russian psycholinguistics and functional linguistics. Using elements of psycholinguistics, as well as the functional and comparative methods of linguistic analysis, the author groups together the factors: (a) associated with the probability of the addressee resorting to a message, (b) affecting the completeness of the addressee's familiarization with the message, (c) affecting the difficulty of text comprehension. The paper emphasizes that these text parameters have to be taken into account in learning material preparation, for making the teaching process adequately orientated towards learners' communicative needs. In conclusion, the paper states that linguists still have to study quite subtle facets of text processing and develop further investigation of speech features that synergistically determine the rhetorical impact of verbal interaction between communication partners.
doi:10.15405/epsbs.2020.12.02.12 fatcat:s7egsrcpqfhwdgaveuh4zoi3we