Discussion Questions (2)

The Major Differences between the Audiolingual Method and the Communicative Approach

  The Audiolingual Method

  The Communicative Approach

Selection based on
a systematic comparison of L1 and L2 a systematic analysis of the learner's needs

Organization based on
structural complexity notions/functions expressed by the L2

Basic Format
dialogues discourses

repetition and demonstration of target sentence patterns authenticity and variation in showing how the language is used in real communication

Learner's attention focused on
form meaning

Emphasis on
accuracy and automaticity fluency and appropriateness