Another glimpse into community language learning


To continue the previous post about CLL: here’s the conference workshop presentation I mentioned. It’s quite old and rather sparse, especially because I’m a big proponent of starting with a practical task, then putting just keywords on slides and discussing everything else. Still, it can give you some idea of how to use community language learning in a contemporary EFL classroom. Do ask me questions if you’d like to know more.

Looking back, I’m still sure that CLL is excellent for contextualising vocabulary and grammar, upgrading the students’ language and skills, for responding to individual learning needs and for building rapport – but it requires careful planning, sensitivity to the learners’ moods, and quite a lot of learner training, to say nothing of teacher training.

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