Assessing the challenges a language teacher faces in Adopting Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) Method: A Study at Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University

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Murk Mustafa Jamali, Awais H. Gillani, Sorath Mustafa Jamali, Mehreen Jamali


This mixed-method study aims to reveal what sort of challenges teachers are facing regarding adopting communicate language teaching. In addition, the study discovers why it is still complex and challenging to adopt Communicative Language Teaching (CLT). For this study, data was collected from the faculty members of social sciences of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University. Twelve respondents responded through a questionnaire, and five were interviewed. The finding indicates that there is a discrepancy between teacher’s classroom practice and their attitudes towards CLT. The main challenges in adopting communicative language teaching were large class size, traditional methods used in the classroom, and time availability. All these difficulties and challenges are related to students, the educational system, and the method itself.

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