This book integrates recent findings of linguistic research into ELT. Its aim is - to introduce (future) teachers to the complex concept of communicative competence - to critically analyse learners' teaching/learning deficiencies in the light of the requirements they are expected to meet at the school-leaving exams or at university-entry - to offer suggestions about how to remedy these shortcomings and also to provide teaching and testing materials.
Reinhold Peterwagner, M. A., Ph. D., looks back on a 35-year career as a grammar school teacher of English and Latin, teacher trainer for English, and university lecturer in English for business. He lives in Upper Austria, being engaged in projects which combine linguistics and language teaching.