Developing Students’ Communicative Competence Through Interaction in Oral English



Under the influence of traditional teaching methodology, an English teacher puts emphasis on feeding students with linguistic knowledge, ignoring the fact that, for students, the real significance of learning a foreign language lies in developing communicative competence in it. But the question here for us is : how can we develop students’ communicative competence, which is a complicated problem. Communication can be conducted in both oral and written channels, and this research paper will focus on oral English.
Developing students’ communicative competence in oral English is not a project to be finished within a short period of time. It must entail a lot of innovative efforts from both teachers and students, and also requires a shift of their roles in class.


Communicative Competence; Interaction; Strategies; Cultural awareness

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