S-Space College of Education (사범대학) Center for Educational Research (교육종합연구원) SNU Journal of Education Research SNU Journal of Education Research vol.23 (2014)
Basic Communicative Competence and Sentential Utterance Production
- Yang, Hyun-Kwon; Kim, Rakhoon; Sung, Min-Chang
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 교육종합연구원
- SNU Journal of Education Research, Vol.23, pp. 97-116
- communicative competence; Construction Grammar; English learners; national English curriculum; foreign language learning and teaching; sentential utterances
- Although serious and continued efforts have recently been made to teach English learners communicative competence, most of the students in pre-tertiary schools in Korea have difficulties acquiring the ability to produce sentential utterances. This paper observes that this unexpected outcome is mainly attributable to insufficient input and interaction in their English learning settings. It explores a way to overcome this problem and teach Korean learners of English to produce sentential utterances, incorporating core ideas of Construction Grammar in the development of language instructional system.