Measuring EFL Teachers’ Implementations of Communicative Language Teaching in Teaching Speaking Skills
The aim of the study is to investigate EFL teachers’ use of Communicative Language Teaching techniques (CLT) in teaching speaking skills at schools from teachers’ perspectives. The participants were from the intermediate schools located at Al-America District in Baghdad. The total number is 29 EFL male and female teachers. A questionnaire was used to collect the data of the study. Validity and reliability of the questionnaire were computed. The findings reveal that the English language teachers sometimes use CLT Techniques and strategies in teaching speaking skills, and even the students are evaluated even by paper and pencil test more than oral test.
Gatbonton, E.; Segalowitz, N. (2005). Rethinking Communicative Language Teaching: A Focus on Access to Fluency. Journal Articles Canadian Modern Language Review,(61).
Glenn, D. (2006). The Communicative Approach: Addressing Frequent Failure. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Available at: http://exchanges.state.gov.
Joyce, C (2005). Exploring English Teachers’ Beliefs and Practical Knowledge about Communicative Language Teaching in EFL Contexts. doctoral thesis, Language Education at Indiana University. Available at: http://www.abacon.com.
Kumaravadivelu, B. (1993). Maximizing learning potential in the communicative classroom. ELT Journal 46 (1): 12–21.
Leng, H. (1997). New bottles, old wine: Communicative language teaching in China. English Teaching Forum. Available at:http://exchanges.state.gov
Nunan, D. (1991). Communicative tasks and the language curriculum. TESOL Quarterly (25).
Pandey S.K. (2003). Teaching Communication. Ajay Verma for Commonwealth Publisher. New Delhi.
Rao, Z. (2002). Chinese students' perceptions of communicative and non-communicative activities in EFL classroom System. Asian-efl-journal (30). available at: http://www.asian-efl-journal.com
Savignon, S. J. (2002). Interpreting communicative language teaching: Contexts and concerns in teacher education. New Haven: Yale University Press. Available at: http://www.people.iup.edu
Tim, B. (1999). Small Group Communication Moorhead State retrieved from http://www.abacon.com
Wilkins, KG. (1999) Development discourse on gender and communication in strategies for social change. Journal of Communication. Retrieved from http://www.search.ebscohost.com
Whitley, S.(1983). Spanish/English Contrasts: A Course in Spanish Linguistics. Georgetown UP. Available at: http://www.eric.ed.gos
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.