Developing learners’ communication strategies in ELT

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Natalja Zagura (Estonia)

The aim of the present paper is to introduce the notion of communication strategies (also called compensatory strategies) and the importance of developing them while teaching a foreign language. The presentation mainly focuses on introducing enjoyable activities that contribute to the development of learners’ ability to use the strategies like substitution, description, paraphrasing and generalisation while communicating in a foreign language. In addition to improving learners’ communicative competence and expanding vocabulary these activities also bring variety and interactivity in the language classroom.

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