Literatura y lingüística
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YILORM BARRIENTOS, Yasna Angélica and LIZASOAIN CONEJEROS, Andrea Bárbara Alicia. Evaluation of the Implementation of the FOCAL SKILLS Approach. Lit. lingüíst. [online]. 2012, n.25, pp. 121-143. ISSN 0716-5811. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0716-58112012000100007.
This work describes the methodological approach to communicative competence FOCAL SKILLS as proposed by Hastings (2007 ) -an approach that is related to Jakobson's communication model (1960) and to Chomsky's theory of communicative competence (1965) - and considers its possible application within the Universidad Austral de Chile as a strategy for improving acquisition of English as a foreign language by students. This paper also examines the methodology for implementing this approach and the obstacles which the researchers have faced, along with possible solutions.
Keywords : Communication model; communicative competence; innovating methodological approach in the classroom; FOCAL SKILLS; acquisition of foreign languages.