Application of Communicative Language Teaching Approach in the Preparatory Program of Shaqra University, Saudi Arabia

Hatim Hassan Tawfiq


This study is based on communicative language teaching perceptions that learners have toward CLT communicatively based lectures at the preparatory program of Shaqra university. The Problem of concern is to assure that CLT approach is truly practiced. Presuppositions assumed are concerned with students’ belief about efficiency of CLT approach to help acquiring an outstanding communicative competence when learning a new language and the lecturers’ assumption that CLT is an ideal approach for teaching a new language. The study uses a questionnaire constructed to extract perceptions toward practices of CLT approach from students and lecturers. The Findings of the study show that students learn a new language effectively when it is used as a vehicle for doing something such as greeting, requesting, giving, and apologizing. Overall, students think that communication is an important skill and teachers have faith in CLT as a perfect approach enhancing students’ communication skill. It is recommended in the study that teachers had better employ CLT approach to enhance communication and that students had better make communication main objective for learning a new language. The study suggests for further studies areas of controversial issues concerning priority of grammatical accuracy to communicative accuracy when learning a new language.

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