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Strategies for Flipping Communicative Language Classes

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Take a moment to reflect on your language class. What do in-class activities look like? What activities do students do outside of class? And if your class is a communicative one, is there real communication happening in all of those activities? In this article, we will describe how to implement a flipped communicative language class, one that represents a conceptual departure from traditional language classes. Flipped classes empower students, putting them at the helm of their own learning. However, implementing these classes can be challenging. Below we explain what a flipped class is, how flipped communicative language classes work, and the benefits of flipping classes. Finally, we discuss some technological considerations and give some tips for flipping classes

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