International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online)

Learner Conformity to Communicative Language Teaching Approach in EFL Contexts: A Case Study in Saudi Arabia
Dr. Mohammad Abdul Wajid, Dr. Mohammad Saleem

Abstract
The present study is an outcome of a concern for the status of English language teaching in Saudi Arabia. It is felt that the standard of English in Saudi Arabia has deteriorated over time (Al-Seghayer, 2011). CLT is the major approach followed to teach English in the kingdom, and it is also felt that among others, learners’ lack of interest in an approach that places higher demands on them is the chief reason for the dismal scenario of English teaching. The present study explored the opinions of a small group of learners of English at a university to measure their conformity behaviour, and its level, towards CLT. The results of the study show that learners display a high level of conformity behaviour to the CLT activities carried out in English classes. This study is a small step, and if larger frame studies are conducted on the issue, we can have a better picture, pinpoint the exact reasons, and find a solution to the problem of deteriorating standards of English in Saudi Arabia.

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