The communicative approach to language teaching includes designing tasks and techniques oriented towards the communicative competence that implies interaction among learners in authentic communicative situations and contexts. Tailoring a lesson is a dynamic approach that offers teachers the possibility of using different, resourceful pedagogical techniques and assessing their students’ outcomes. A series of questions should be considered when projecting the techniques, among which: Is the technique appropriate for the students’ actual needs?, Is there a positive, lively way of presenting the technique?, Is there adequate feedback on students’ performance?. Techniques can range from free techniques to techniques designed around the different types of intelligences. What matters is to achieve harmonious English Second Language communication.
Key words: communicative approach, communicative competence, English Second Language, language learning, strategies