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Materials for a Text-based approach

Question:

Submitted by Trueter, South Africa

What materials does a teacher make use of when using a text-based approach?

Professor Richards Responds:

Teaching is based around spoken and written texts relevant to the learners’ needs and interests. Such texts are used to model the kinds of texts the learners need to master.  For more information see my article “Communicative language teaching today”.