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Maestri, Franca – Language Awareness, 1995
Overviews the traditional grammar-based language lesson and the communicative approach to teaching languages. The article maintains that adopting a less prescriptive approach to the formal system of the language and gradually training students to see the printed text as another form of interaction will contribute to developing a sensitivity for…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Communicative Competence (Languages), English (Second Language), Grammar
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Diffey, Norman – Language Awareness, 1995
Language awareness, integral to language education in Europe, now influences Canadian second-language programs. The General Language Education (GLE) Syllabus of the "National Core French Study" endeavors to foster language proficiency and tolerance of linguistic and cultural diversity and encourages students to develop their own learning…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Cultural Awareness