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Collaborative Tasks for Cross-cultural Communication

  • David Coulson

Summary

Tasks that promote a collaborative communication strategy may help learners produce more accurate and fluent language in conversation with foreigners. To develop my Japanese learners’ awareness of this strategy, I designed a syllabus with a range of one-way tasks in which they practised making repairs to each other’s communication breakdowns. Use of this strategy allowed increasing accuracy, fluency and discourse equality across two intercultural parties.

Keywords

English Language Teaching Collaborative Task Fluent Language Wedding Ceremony Japanese Learner 
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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2005

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  • David Coulson

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