The Effectiveness of CLT in the ESL Context of Pakistan

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The study investigates the effectiveness of Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) in Public sector colleges of Pakistan. The experimental study traces improvement in comprehension and writing skills of intermediate level students (studying in grades 11 and 12). An experiment group and a control group are used to study the effects of CLT on learners’ progress. A pre-test and post-test are carried out to measure any improvement in the students’ cognitive learning process. The experiment group is given treatment through vigorous intervention of CLT based activities. The control group is taught through the traditional method of GTM. The data collected from the two groups are analyzed using SPSS. The results show a significant improvement in the learning process, comprehension and writing skills of the students in the experiment group. The analysis proves the appropriateness of CLT for Pakistani ESL context.


1-Arshad Ali Khan
Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics, UMT Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.

2-Hussain Ahmad
Lecturer, English Language Institute, King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

3-Sayyed Rashid Ali Shah
Assistant Professor, Faculty for Languages and Translation, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia.


CLT, Experimental Design, ESL, GMT, Intermediate Level Learners, Pakistani Context.

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Published: Dec 2016

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