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Summaries Chapter Six


6.1 Communication strategies and language teaching

● Communication strategies are a natural part of conversational interaction that people fall back on when they have difficulty in getting things across.

● Students mostly fall back on the first language strategies and so teaching can heighten students awareness of which of their natural strategies are useful in a second language.  




6.2 Learning Strategies and language teaching

         Exploit the GLL strategies that are useful to the students.

         Develop the student’s independence from the teacher with ‘learner training’ or directed learning.

         Make students aware of the range of strategies they can adopt.

         Provide specific training in particular strategies.

         Remember the similarities and differences between learning a second language and learning other school subjects.