Wim Gombert

CHAPTER 2. Communicative Language Teaching 39 and, speci cally, how this develops over a longer period of time, as this chapter has also pointed to the shortcoming of much research being based on short-term laboratory studies. e next chapters deal with a comparison between two teaching methods a er six years of instruction, one with a common Dutch FFL approach and the other in line with a strong version of CLT in which DUB principles are applied. e assumption will be that the weak version, with its heavy emphasis on explicit grammar and teaching, will be e ective in reading and writing development in the target language, but that the strong version, with its heavy emphasis on L2 exposure and interaction might be as e ective in reading and writing, but much more e ective in achieving speaking and listening competence.