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15. Which of the following about Notional-Functional Syllabus (NFS) is NOT correct?
(A) NFS emphasizes forms over functions.
(B) Such functions as “Introduction self” and “Giving commands” can be covered.
(C) NFS was not a method at all.
(D) Notions are general concepts expressed through language.
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答案:A
難度:困難
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艾游 高一上 (2012/04/25 16:15)
Brown 紫本第五版 p.225, 中文版p265 
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Dex Shih 高三上 (2012/07/25 18:54)
Notional-Functional Syllabus」意念功能性課程,
強調語言教學的實用性,以語言學習的角度出發,
不只重視孩子對語言的認知,更重視孩子從中所能學到的人際互動及語言功能性。以教育部所公布的1200個基本字彙為基礎,再根據語言學習的順序,及單字的實用性、句型的難易度等,規劃出英語學習的核心內容。
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英格裏得 高二下 (2014/05/07 14:45)
Notional / functional dimension of language

Applied linguists  and philosophers addressed another fundamental dimension of language: the functional and communicative potential of language.  The speech act theory showed that we do something when we speak a language. We use language ( cf Halliday 1975)

  • to get things,
  • to control behavior,
  • to create interaction with others,
  • to express personal feelings,
  • to learn,
  • to create a world of imagination,
  • to communicate information.

Besides applied linguists emphasized  a teaching of language based on communicative proficiency rather than mastery of structures. instead of describing the core of language through traditional concepts of grammar and vocabulary, they (Van Ek & Alexander, 1975; Wilkins, 1976) attempted to show the systems of meaning underlying the communicative use of language. They described two kinds of meanings.

  • Notional categories: concepts such as time, sequence; quantity, location, frequency.
  • Functional categories: requests offers, complaints, invitation …

In other words, a “notion” is a particular context in which people communicate. A “function” is a specific purpose for a speaker in a given context. For example, the “notion,” of shopping requires numerous language “functions,” such as asking about prices or features of a product and bargaining.

http://www.myenglishpages.com/blog/communicative-language-teaching-communicative-approach/