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JAER > Volume 5, Number 4, November 2020

An Analysis of Communicative Language Teaching Approach, an English Class and its Teaching Material

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DOI: 10.22606/jaer.2020.54005

Author(s)
Lijun Zhang
Affiliation(s)
Institute of Education, University College London, London, the United Kingdom
Abstract
Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) is a teaching method that emphasized learners’ responsibility in the learning process and the interaction between teacher and students. The main purpose of this paper was to have a historical overview of the communicative language teaching approach and analyze a real CLT English class in mainland China as well as its teaching material. The outline of the CLT class and the teaching process were examined in detail. Then, the advantages and areas for further development would be pointed out. The research findings reflected that most of the students in the CLT class enjoyed the learning by communication process, and more efforts need to be made to motivate introverted students.
Keywords
Communicative Language Teaching (CLT), teaching process, language teaching material
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