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What is Cognitive Approach?

1. Learning Theory
Responses are the result of insight and intentional patterning.


2. Language Theory
The concepts behind language -> grammar. Language as an operation -> sets of communicative functions.


3. Teacher & Students’ Role
The teacher supplies learners with examples of “meaningful” and “meaningless” pattern drills. Students experience production of new learning from their previous schemata.


4. Techniques

  • Role play
  • Exchange of information
  • Substitution drills
  • Application relationships
  • Implication relationships
  • Collocation relationships