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ERIC Number: EJ1134683
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0125-2488
Adaptation of Communicative Language Teaching Methodology to an English Textbook for English Language Learning of NIDA Students
West, Andrew J.
PASAA: Journal of Language Teaching and Learning in Thailand, v52 p25-52 Jul-Dec 2016
In this paper, the researcher focuses on assessing the language learning benefits for students of adapting the communicative language teaching (CLT) methodology to an English textbook, a methodology that, according to Richards (2006), Littlewood (2008) and others, is influential in shaping second language learning worldwide. This paper is intended to contribute to the understanding of the effectiveness of CLT when applied to a textbook and how the practical application of this methodology can lead to students' increased knowledge and understanding of the subject matter and target language of the textbook as well as assess students' attitudes and perceptions toward those communicative activities. The instruments used in the data collection included a pre- and post-test multiple-choice quiz to ascertain if there is a significant difference in the students' knowledge and understanding of the subject matter in the textbook before and after using communicative activities, and a Likert-type five-point scale rating system questionnaire and open-ended questions to measure students' attitudes and perceptions. Thus, the aim of the researcher in this paper has been to investigate and quantitatively measure the effectiveness of these communicative teaching activities and assess the students' attitudes and perceptions toward them.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Thailand
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