Curriculum materials as a barrier to the use of communicative approach to English language teaching in EFL context: examples from Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Biseko, John Misana
dc.contributor.author Manyilizu, Majuto
dc.contributor.author Mwaipape, Joshua
dc.contributor.author Nyinge, Daud
dc.contributor.author Utenga, Adriano
dc.date.accessioned 2021-09-16T07:15:05Z
dc.date.available 2021-09-16T07:15:05Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.citation Biseko, J. M., Manyilizu, M., Mwaipape, J. A., Nyinge, D., & Utenga, A. (2020). Curriculum materials as a barrier to the use of communicative approach to English language teaching in EFL context: examples from Tanzania. Journal of Applied Studies in Language, 4(1), 19-37. en_US
dc.identifier.other DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.31940/jasl.v4i1.1868
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12661/3316
dc.description Full text article. Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.31940/jasl.v4i1.1868 en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper examines how curriculum materials act as a barrier to implementation of communicative Language Teaching (CLT) in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) context. It has been noted that several studies report some challenges of CLT in English language teaching. Consequently, some authors conclude that CLT is useless while others observe that the reported challenges are external weaknesses caused by users of the approach. In light of this debate, this study was conducted. Two questions were the focus of the study: how do curriculum materials respond to CLT? How does the actual use of the developed curriculum materials respond to principles of CLT? Drawing on the data obtained, authors of this study argue that curriculum materials are missing essential tasks which would facilitate a smooth implementation of CLT. Consequently, features of the traditional methods are dominating the practices. Authors advocate that it is unfair to argue that CLT is useless in EFL context but we have failed to design for it. Following the noted weaknesses, researchers recommend the adoption of task-based curriculum material design to ensure rich communicative activities in textbooks and classrooms as well. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Politeknik Negeri Bali en_US
dc.subject Primary schools en_US
dc.subject Foreign language en_US
dc.subject English language en_US
dc.subject Teaching curriculum en_US
dc.subject Tanzania en_US
dc.subject Communicative language teaching en_US
dc.subject CLT en_US
dc.subject English foreign language en_US
dc.subject EFL en_US
dc.subject Curriculum material en_US
dc.title Curriculum materials as a barrier to the use of communicative approach to English language teaching in EFL context: examples from Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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