Automaticity: The learners are encouraged to generate unrehearsed language performances in the class. Another term for ‘automaticity’ is “Spontaneity”, i.e. in CLT classes, students are cajoled into encountering unpracticed situations.
Cooperative Learning: Students are encouraged to construct meaning through genuine linguistic interaction with others.
Classroom goals are focused on all of the components, including grammatical, discourse, functional, sociolinguistic and strategic (Brown, 2001). However, communicative competence, above all, is of pivotal importance.
Autonomous Learning: The students are encouraged to develop enough metacognition strategies in their own learning process. They are given abundant opportunities to employ apt strategies in harmony with their own styles.
The role of the teacher is that of facilitator and guide. He turns out to be an enabler, mediator, intervener, counselor and motivator in the classroom.