Problems Associated with the Use of Communicative Language Teaching in EFL Contexts and Possible Solutions

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Associate Professor, Department of English, Khorasgan Branch, Islamic Azad University

2 Ph. D Student, Department of English, Khorasgan Branch, Islamic Azad University


If the target of foreign language teaching is to use the language, communicative language teaching (CLT) seems to be an ideal teaching model. The goal of teaching with this method is to use the language as a medium of communication (Adi, 2012).The application of the communicative approach in teaching English as a foreign language, however, is associated with some problems that can cause the method turn out not to be so much successful and the learning outcome not to be efficient enough. This paper mainly intended to evaluate the problems that may lead to the failure of communicative language teaching in EFL contexts and some possible solutions for such problems. Awareness of these problems and the possible remedies can be helpful for both EFL teachers and learners, providing them with insightful ideas about how to manage their teaching and learning activities for the successful implementation of this method.


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