Angeliki Sakellariou: Genre based language teaching

The genre based approach is an epiphenomenon of the communicative approach. The text becomes the centre of teaching, not just the pretext for teaching grammatical phenomena. Students must come into contact with a great number of text types (which are usually produced by mixing different genres) in order to acquire the necessary literacy that will enable them to fulfill the requirements of school and furthermore of their professional and social life. In this paper an application of this approach is presented based on the use of electronic corpora.