Maintaining CLT in the Face of a Significant Curriculum Shift

Belchamber, Rebecca
November 2010
Perspectives (TESOL Arabia);2010, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p17
Academic Journal
Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) has been subjected to multiple interpretations ever since its introduction. When Gulf States students attending a language preparation course were found to need a more literacy-based approach, this called for a review of the General English curriculum. This paper recounts the changes made to accommodate the needs of the new student group, and argues that it is possible to achieve a compromise between CLT and the students' need for more reading and writing.


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