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ERIC Number: ED513910
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
Investigation of the Application of Communicative Language Teaching in the English Language Classroom -- A Case Study on Teachers' Attitudes in Turkey
Coskun, Abdullah
Online Submission, Journal of Linguistics and Language Teaching v2 n1 2011
This qualitative study aimed to reveal whether teachers' classroom practices overlap with their attitudes towards certain features of Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) such as pair and group-work activities, fluency and accuracy, error correction and the role of the teacher. Before conducting an open-ended questionnaire with two teachers of English teaching a group of intermediate students to reveal their attitudes towards CLT, the researcher had observed each participating teacher's lesson for an hour during which they cover a speaking warm-up, a listening extract and grammar presentation with its practice. The findings have indicated that there is a discrepancy between teachers' classroom practices and the attitudes they expressed. The major challenges in the implementation of CLT from both teachers' perspective are found to be large class size, traditional grammar-based examinations and the little time available to prepare communicative materials. Three appendixes are included: (1) Classroom Observation Checklist; (2) Open-ended Attitude Questionnaire; and (3) Questionnaire about Challenges in Adopting CLT.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Adult Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey