A NEEDS ANALYSIS OF PAKISTANI STATE BOARDING SCHOOLS SECONDARY LEVEL STUDENTS FOR ADOPTION OF COMMUNICATIVE LANGUAGE TEACHING

| February 28, 2008
Title
A NEEDS ANALYSIS OF PAKISTANI STATE BOARDING SCHOOLS SECONDARY LEVEL STUDENTS FOR ADOPTION OF COMMUNICATIVE LANGUAGE TEACHING

Author
HAMID ALI KHAN
Middlesex University, London
Abstract
English language teaching has become very important because of the global status of English and people all over the world are learning this language. Communicative Language Teaching Methodology, being a modern and effective method of language teaching, has been implemented in many contexts of ESL/EFL teaching. This implementation has not been without problems in many Asian countries as CLT has been in clash with local cultures of learning. Pakistan is still following a traditional approach to English language teaching. This study was an effort to discover the learning needs of Pakistani state boarding schools students to assess the implementation of CLT in these schools at secondary level.
Questionnaire and informal telephonic conversation were used as an instrument of data collection. The data revealed that those students learning needs and styles supported the adoption of Communicative Language Teaching Method. Teachers attitude towards CLT was also investigated and the presence of a positive attitude was established. Subsequently, certain factors which do not allow the practice of CLT in classes are identified and recommendations are made which can help in initiating a shift towards CLT.
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