Abstract—Research indicates Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) helps to acquire written and spoken English. However, an investigation of Saudi teachers’ and students’ attitudes toward the CLT approach is required. This study aims to discuss students’ and teachers’ attitude of various aspects of Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) in Saudi Arabia. The emphasis lies on behavioral beliefs and culture on attitude towards CLT approach. This study will lead to a clearer understanding of the suitability of the CLT approach and will lead to further investigation on factors that could make the approach more suitable in the context of Saudi Arabia.
Index Terms—Attitude, communicative language teaching, culture, EFL, Saudi Arabia.
M. A. Albahri is with the Western Sydney University, Australia (e-mail: email@example.com).
P. Yang and M. Moustakim are with the School of Humanities and Communication Arts, Western Sydney University (e-mail: P.Yang@westernsydney.edu.au, M.Moustakim@westernsydney.edu.au).
Cite: Marwan Abdulrazzaq Albahri, Ping Yang, and Mohamed Moustakim, "Saudi Arabian Tertiary Teachers’ and Learners’ Attitude towards the Communicative Language Teaching (CLT)," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 317-321, 2018.