The communicative approach is a language teaching perspective that emerged in the 1970s and adopted as the basic approach in teaching many languages, especially English. In this study, it was focused on improving the speaking skills of students learning Turkish as a second language and practices were carried out within the framework of the communicative approach. 17 students who took lessons from the researcher at Erciyes University Kaşgarlı Mahmut Turkish Teaching Center (ERÜ TÖMER) participated in the study. The study was conducted across levels A1-A2. 14 communicative speaking activities were applied within 11 weeks. At the end of the activities, interviews were conducted with the students and their opinions about the practices were taken. As a result of the analysis of the data obtained, it has been determined that the communicative activities gave the opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge and increase the permanence of the information learned, contribute to communication in daily life by reducing the anxiety of students, set the lessons free from uniformity by creating an entertaining classroom environment, create a positive classroom culture by increasing the communication and cooperation among the students. The fact that there was a noisy environment during the activities and that some students did not contribute enough to the studies emerged as the negative aspects of the activities.
Communicative approach, speaking skill, Turkish as a foreign language