A colleague recently asked what we all think about the respective benefits of functional and notional syllabi, and I was sadly not able to answer ... although the discussion sounded interesting.
I wonder if anyone can explain with a few examples, what the difference is between a function and a notion. In my applied linguistics dictionary, the examples of 'functions' don't make it very clear and for notions all I found was an entry on notional grammar.
I'd be grateful for some clarity here! And possibly even some opinions on the respective benefits!
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