THE ERA OF ENHANCED COMMUNICATION WITHIN TEACHING AND LEARNING PROCESS
At the turn of the century communication, collaborative learning, creativity and myriad of methods and techniques used to raise motivation expose both teachers and students to authentic English, offering endless opportunities to enhance the language teaching and learning creatively and freely. Analysis of culture and language, creates fascinating reflection of the eras, personal turmoil, intrapersonal relations and ordinary or fatal events. Media serves as a catalyst and is interwoven in all stages. Attempt is made to explore creative expression and made inquiry at the crossroads of teaching, implementing different tools and creating variety of lessons, incorporating ideas, and using multimedia. These attractive and fascinating resources serve as springboard to motivation. Furthering its implementation in the English class breaks the mold of stereotypes and weaves the fabric of creative approach.
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