MA (Master of Arts)
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Yousif A. Elhindi, Martha Michieka
Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) has been prioritized as the key instructional approach in colleges since the Chinese Ministry of Education issued a revised syllabus in 1999 that underlines college EFL students' communicative competence. The issuance of the syllabus was followed by a series of reforms on curricular designs and teaching methods. However, CLT has encountered great resistance. College teachers and learners are constrained by socio-cultural influences such as the perceptions of teachers' roles and ways of learning and teaching (Hu, 2002; Rao, 1996). Although some teachers have shown positive attitudes towards CLT, in general they have failed to practice it communicatively. This thesis discusses solutions and provides suggestions after delineating the difficulties these teachers and learners have encountered particularly. Taking into consideration China's increased global impact and internationallycollaborating programs that are currently conducted in many universities, this thesis highlights that CLT is an applicable approach to improve students' communicative competence.
Thesis - Open Access
Li, Xiaorong, "Communicative Language Teaching in Current Chinese Colleges and Universities." (2011). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 1297. http://dc.etsu.edu/etd/1297
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