NAEM-trained Teachers’ perceptions of CLT pedagogical practice: A Higher Secondary Level Study in Bangladesh
AuthorRimsha, Romana Sharmin
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For a wide variety of reasons, the significance of English in Bangladesh at higher secondary level is prodigious. The NCTB (National Curriculum and Textbook Board) has made English compulsory for all students in schools and colleges till the twelfth grade. However, a majority number of students in Bangladesh struggle to communicate effectively using the language where certain factors are responsible such as traditional teaching methods, lack of appropriate teaching aids, large classroom size, and lack of qualified teachers and so on. Therefore, this study tries to investigate the issues and limitations of the failure to successfully implement Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) approach through teachers’ perception and experience who have been trained in NAEM and have a long-standing teaching experience in Govt. College context. In addition to that, teachers’ perception about NCTB textbook is also pointed out in this research to make it obvious whether the textbook itself is communicative or not. Teachers’ individual opinion and suggestion regarding English pedagogy at HSC level are also clarified throughout the study. Finally, the challenges faced by teachers while teaching in the classroom, such as managing extralarge classrooms, motivating reluctant learners, implementing traditional methods and materials, the old examination and evaluation system, etc., are discussed throughout the study.