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Caregiver speech is the simple language used to address young children. It is also referred to as child-directed speech, and it is sometimes called 'motherese.'
Competency-Based Language Teaching. In this approach, learning goals are defined 'in terms of precise measurable descriptions of the knowledge,
skills, and behaviors students should possess at the end of a course of
study.' (Richards & Rodgers, 2001, p.141).
See concept checking.
Common European Framework of Reference. System used for describing a learner's ability in a second or foreign language.
Certificate of Advanced English
Certificate of Proficiency in English
See caregiver speech.
Drilling is when students repeat a word or phrase modelled by the teacher to practise pronunciation or help memorise structure. Choral drilling is the whole class or a group repeating together (in chorus).
chunks of language
A large proportion of the language we produce
seems to be memorised 'chunks of language', rather than original
creations generated through combining our grammatical and lexical
knowledge. Examples are the _____er, the
_________er (as in the bigger, the better), you must be joking, to cut a long story short.
See the Lexical Approach.