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Genre Approach by Mind Map: Genre Approach
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Genre Approach

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Advantages

Explicit

Systematic

Needs-based

Supportive

Empowering

Critical

Consciousness raising

as a social response to the process approach

explains WHY behind writers' language choices

process approach not exactly useful for ESL learners because process relies very much on shared contextual knowledge

genre approach explains HOW social context affects linguistic choices and outcomes

helps to unite the social and cognitive because they are central to how writers understand, conduct and reproduce their social realities

teaching of key genres help learners gain access to ways of communicating that have accrued social or cultural capital in different communities

as a SOCIAL PRACTICE

Goal

Using scaffolding and knowledge of language to guide both L1 and L2 learners (especially) towards consciously understanding target genres and the way language creates meaning in context

Characteristics

planned around themes that are real life experiences so that students can draw upon their personal experiences and prior knowledge

Scaffolding

Grammar

teaching gives importance to collaborative methods

Functional approach to language teaching

factors affecting language features

Curriculum cycle

Counter Arguments

deciding what is being taught is not neutral

Stifles creativity

Hyland's Rebuttals

Stifles creativity--> Yes, genre approach does have a constraining power