Language learning for communication purposes

Prof. Dr. Jusuf Mustafai

Facultry of Islamic Studies in Skopje, North Macedonia


The purpose of learning a foreign language is to achieve communication. Effective communication is achieved when we have a correct use of language. Acquisition of a foreign language is achieved when we have a good knowledge of communicative skills, their use for certain purposes and at the right time. There is a growing need to acquire a foreign language for communication purposes. Our students need language acquisition to be able to live, work and survive in a multicultural and multilingual environment. This demand arising from the globalization of the economy necessitates the learning and acquisition of language for communication purposes in school benches. This is achieved only by ensuring teacher-student and student-student interaction, creating student-centered learning and using authentic language in the classroom. Acquisition of language skills and treatment of practical problems that arise during this process are the subject of this paper. Language acquisition is not simply a process that depends on the teacher and his methods. It is a very complex process, where the main role is played by the student with his features, learning strategies, learning environment and culture, his attitude towards school in general and foreign language in particular

Key words: language, strategies, communication, teaching and learning.


Language teaching method for communication purposes

It is important to understand how it developed, how it evolved and why this method is used. Who are the linguists and teachers who inspired, developed and advanced it? What does it mean to learn a language in communication and why is it important to communicate in the foreign language being studied? All people living in a cultural society try to learn to communicate in a foreign language in their own way. They use different methods and techniques to achieve this goal. The reason why different students choose different methods to acquire a foreign language is quite clear: Students need to learn the foreign language as efficiently as possible. Which method is best can be deduced from the experience of students and foreign language teachers. The method that is being used more in the last decade is the language teaching method for communication purposes. Learning a language for communication purposes has been called by many linguists an achievement rather than a method. This method emphasizes interaction which is the purpose and means of learning a language. Otherwise this method is called “Communicative achievement of a foreign language”, or simply “Communicative achievement”.

Volume 6.No.1(2022): April – (Humanities Session)

ISSN 2661-2666 (Online) International Scientific Journal Monte (ISJM)
ISSN 2661-264X (Print)

DOI : 10.33807/monte.20222489


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