Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Language, Education, Humanities and Innovation 2015
ISBN 978-967-13879-0-0

Challenges in Implementing Communicative Language Teaching

Reshminder Kaur, Suguna Saminathan

University Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) is regarded as an approach to language teaching. One of the fundamental principles of CLT is that learners need to engage in meaningful communication to attain communicative fluency in ESL settings. Its primary goal is for learners to develop communicative competence (Hymes, 1971), or simply put, communicative ability. There are numerous challenges to making communicative language teaching happen. These issues have to do with the choice of content, con-text, specific skill areas (e.g., vocabulary, grammar, etc.), and particular learning tasks that determine a curriculum. This study investigates the challenges faced in implementing CLT at a technical college.


Communicative Language Teaching (CLT), Language teaching

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