The final unit of the course focuses on recent approaches in foreign language teaching. More specifically, it begins with a detailed overview of the main principles and features of the communicative approach, principles of communicative activities and its drawbacks. This leads to the presentation of the rationale and main features of task based language learning and the design task based lessons. The unit closes with a presentation of culture in language teaching and the importance of developing students’ intercultural competence.
8. Recent Developments in Foreign Language Teaching Pedagogy