International Journal of
English and Literature

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. English Lit.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2626
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJEL
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 263

Article in Press

Activities and practices that promote communicative English Language teaching and learning: First and second year English students at Wollo University

Mekuriaw Genanew Asratie

  •  Received: 26 June 2020
  •  Accepted: 02 September 2020
The main purpose of this study was investigating activities and practices to promote Communicative Language Teaching in teaching and learning English as a foreign language first and second-year English students at Wollo University. Descriptive research was applied. The concurrent research design followed by mixed methods research approach was employed. The total population of the study was 70. Comprehensive sampling for students and convenience sampling technique for teachers were used. Classroom observation, questionnaire and semi-structured interview were implemented. To check the validity and reliability of the procedures, a pilot study was conducted. Cronbach alpha was applied to check the internal consistency of the study. Concurrent transformative data gathering procedure was applied. Mixed transformative data analysis technique was used. Data from closed-ended items were processed in SPSS. The data from open-ended and semi-structured interviews were analyzed through word expression and mixing with quantitative data and the data from classroom observation. The result of this study showed that participating in pair work, imitation, presentation, individual work, listening to English music, sharing information in English, reporting, etc. are the activities to facilitate Communicative Language Teaching (CLT). Both teachers and students practise the activities in various ways frequently. Finally, it was recommended that adjusting training for teachers, promoting clubs for teachers and students, creating awareness and increasing students’ interest in CLT and applying the given and own activities. If all these suggestions applied, CLT would be promoted.

Keywords: Activities, Practices, Promote, and Communicative Language Teaching