The communicative approach is changing the face of foreign language teaching. This book provides an introduction to communicative language teaching for practising classroom teachers. The author gives a single coherent account of the basic communicative ideas, emphasizing those aspects most important in the classroom so that teachers can integrate the new ideas into their own familiar methods. He stresses that a knowledge of grammar remains essential for effective communication.
' ... skilfully and compactly structured ... will satisfy the practising teacher in presenting a range of activities which can be tried out in class. The book is a model of synthesis and precision ...' International House News and Reviews
' ... a breath of fresh air ... a useful, concise, well-argued and interesting introduction. Any language teacher would do well to read it.' World Language English