ELT Conversation

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Jeremy Harmer
Scott Thornbury

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Communicative Language Teaching: what have we gained (or lost?)

The Communicative Approach is so well-established it’s more or less the default methodology for second language teaching. But where did it come from? How has it evolved? Where does it work? What are its strengths and its weaknesses? In this wideranging conversation (in which Scott interviews Jeremy and Jeremy interviews Scott), we address these questions from the point of view of our own experience, convictions and doubts – and we invite you to do the same!


Speakers:Jeremy Harmer (IATEFL International Goodwill ambassador/The New School)Scott Thornbury (The New School)