COMPREHENSIBLE, DEVELOPMENTAL, COMPREHENSIVE,
AND GLOBAL COMMUNICATION
Communication in 21st century classrooms should be:
- Comprehensible - Instruction should be delivered via comprehensible input, which is understood by listeners despite them not necessarily understanding all the words and structures in it.
- Developmental - The level of language used by the teacher and students should be appropriate to the proficiency of the majority of students in the classroom, and to the extent possible, be delivered at one level above that of the learners. Learning activities should support the use and improvement of both academic and social language, and students should have extensive opportunities to communicate.
- Comprehensive - Communication should occur via all four language domains, including writing, reading, listening, and speaking.
- Global - Communication should be situated within the global context and facilitated digitally.