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3. A notional-functional syllabus is an approach where the organization of the material is determined with notions or ideas that learners expect to be able to express through the target language and the functions acts learners expect to be able to accomplish (Wilkins, 1976).a

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5. Advantages

5.1. it could consider the communicative facts of language

5.2. It suits the need of learners.

5.3. teach language to use it rather than instructing the use of its exclusive forms.

6. Disadvantages

6.1. some functional exponents are just single items- we cannot use them to generate more language as we can with grammatical structure.

6.2. linguistically complex forms could appear in more basic and essential functions

6.3. The absence of a specification of conditions which limit or determine the interpretation of a given functions means that there is at best, some ambiguity, and, at worst, total misunderstanding over what is meant