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Autor:  Ricardo - EMB
E-mail:  emb@sk.com.br
Data:  20/AGO/2007 12:08 PM
Assunto:  Free conversation classes - A waste of time??
 
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I wouldn't say that.

First of all, the abstract refers to an environment where the learner is already in an English-speaking country, where he is living and experiencing real-life situations every day and interacting in  the target language with different kinds of people. Keep in mind that this is not the case of students of English in Brazil.

Second, the study proposes a directed conversation instead of free conversation, but still conversation. The goal is to expose the learner to "speech behavior for specific types of real-world encounters," thereby facilitating the acquisition of both linguistic and sociolinguistic habits.

 

Ricardo - EMB


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Free conversation classes - A waste of time??  –  Aman  20/AGO/2007, 11:16 AM
 Free conversation classes - A waste of time??  –  Ricardo - EMB  20/AGO/2007, 12:08 PM
Free conversation classes - A waste of time??  –  PPAULO  27/AGO/2007, 10:06 PM

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