Guiding Principles of The Communicative Approach
1. Comprehension precedes production:
The plan will be beneficial in saving time and keep the instructor out of surprises that may arise. And always remember without a map one could be lost and will not know where the journey would end. That’s why preparation is critical in this approach as pupils have more freedom compared to other approaches.
2. Production emerges in stages:
3. The target is meaningful communication:
The tasks are oriented to carry out meaningful tasks and authentic activities. Using language which is meaningful to the learner is essential. Using language to create interactions with others. Thus, language is used to learn and to discover real situation and knowledge of the world (K.O.W).
4. Affective filter is lowered:
5. Language is acquired through interaction as well as learned from the teacher:
The student is a joint negotiator not just within the group and within the classroom procedures but also with the different activities which his / her peers carry out. The outcome is share whether successful communication as well as failed communication. This is a joint responsibility and not of speaker or listener individually.