The Role of CLT in Teaching and Learning

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McKenna, Tarquam and Cacciattolo, Marcelle (2012) The Role of CLT in Teaching and Learning. Journal of Asian Critical Education, 1 (1). pp. 30-42. ISSN 2201-0106 (online)


This article will address how effective EFL/ESL teachers can develop activities and outcomes that are embedded within a communicative language teaching (CLT) framework. Communicative Language Teaching engages in the practice of teaching language as if it is in real-life situations. This approach is in stark contrast to more traditional forms of knowledge acquisition. This teaching philosophy is based on the capacity of language teachers to engage their learners in purposeful and authentic ways. students to be skilled in the use of language is a common theme addressed in this article. The two authors espouse that teachers who adopt an Artful CLT philosophy do not restrict their activities solely to the ‘mechanics of writing’ such as having the correct grammar formation, spelling and pronunciation. Rather, the CLT approach embeds teaching and learning strategies focus specifically on communicative modes of knowing and being. Additionally through adopting communicative modes of teaching, practitioners can encourage learners to use language in pragmatic ways

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Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
Historical > SEO Classification > 9301 Learner and Learning
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Education
Keywords ResPubID25997, teachers, language teaching, teacher-directed, strategies, english
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