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Teaching Language as Communication (Oxford Applied Linguistics) [Paperback]

H. G. Widdowson
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22 Jun 1978 0194370771 978-0194370776
This book develops a rational approach to the teaching of language as communication, based on a careful consideration of the nature of language and of the language user's activities. It will stimulate all language teachers to investigate the ideas that inform their own practice.

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  • Paperback: 180 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford (22 Jun 1978)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0194370771
  • ISBN-13: 978-0194370776
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 14 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 712,793 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Teaching Language as Communication 19 April 2011
This is an extraordinary little book. It is a slim volume, first published in 1977, which on first reading is probably as incomprehensible then as it is now. But on re-reading and studying more closely it has a timelessness which is somehow endearing.It is not an easy book to read but on deeper consideration it contains insights into the teaching of English which are most helpful to anyone who wishes to take this subject seriously.
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