Community Language Learning
A Foreign Language Approach
The CLL approach can be broken up into 5 stages providing a scaffold for students as they progress.
1.Birth: The learners know nothing of the target language, and are completely
dependent on the teacher for everything they want to say.
2.Self: The learners start to get an idea of how the language works and to use it for
themselves, but still seek the teacher’s help.
3.Separate Existence: They start to use the language without referring to the teacher.
4.Adolescence: The learners continue to express themselves independently, but being
aware of gaps in their knowledge, and start to turn back to the teacher.
5.Independence: The learners continue their learning independently. They no longer
need the teacher, and may start to act as counselors for less
advanced students. (P.Nagaraj)