ERIC Number: EJ1138445
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Communicative English Language Teaching in Egypt: Classroom Practice and Challenges
Ibrahim, Mona Kamal; Ibrahim, Yehia A.
Issues in Educational Research, v27 n2 p285-313 2017
Following a "mixed methods" approach, this research is designed to examine whether teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) in Egypt's public schools matches the communicative English language teaching (CELT) approach. Qualitative and quantitative data were collected from 50 classroom observations, 100 questionnaire responses from teachers, and 10 face-to-face interviews with follow-up discussion sessions. The results indicated that, despite of all the CELT-demanding policies of the Egyptian Ministry of Education, practising teachers are mostly unaware of CELT principles and know-how implementation. Some key problems and challenges facing CELT implementation along with proposed solutions and recommendations are discussed.
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Questionnaires, Foreign Countries, Mixed Methods Research, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Public Schools, Teacher Attitudes, Interviews, Educational Principles, Check Lists, Language Usage, Language Teachers, Semitic Languages, Observation, Likert Scales, Secondary School Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Egypt
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