Date of Graduation
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
World Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Maria J. Amores.
Susan M. Braidi
Dara G. Shaw
Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) has been extensively discussed and researched. However little appears in the literature about CLT use in EFL environments, such as Brazil. Few studies explore CLT adaptation in EFL environments, and if they do, such studies are mostly in Asian countries (Li, 1998; Burnaby & Sun, 1998). This research investigates CLT use in high schools and language institutes in Southern Brazil. The data consists of written questionnaires, class observations, and in-depth interviews with teachers. Results showed that there are two main problems with CLT use in Brazil. One relates to the various constraints that exist in each of the different settings in which teaching occurs. Another relates to teachers' awareness of CLT principles, and the lack of training in how to appropriately implement such principles in the classroom.
Aleixo, Marina Bandeira, "Teachers' perceptions of communicative language teaching use in Brazil" (2003). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 719.