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Article: The Pedagogical Maze: Retrospection on CLT in Hong Kong

TitleThe Pedagogical Maze: Retrospection on CLT in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2013
PublisherScientific Research Publishing, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.scirp.org/journal/ojml/
Citation
Open Journal of Modern Linguistics, 2013, v. 3 n. 4, p. 289-294 How to Cite?
AbstractFor years the English proficiency of general Hong Kong students is said to be continuously declining. There is a common belief that the execution of mother tongue education is a main factor for this phenomenon. However, rarely have people mentioned, discussed or thought of the relationship between the falling English proficiency and the prevalent teaching methodology. This paper questions the overuse of Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) in the Hong Kong context. It pinpoints the key principles and features of CLT and examines the reality of Hong Kong students against these principles and features. It concludes through the comparison that although CLT is in vogue and meets the general desires of learning a new language, it has some limitations to a context like Hong Kong. Reality shows that CLT does not match the Hong Kong context in many aspects; overuse of it can only cause detrimental effects and fail the intended aim of using it to develop the learner’s communicative competence.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/204963
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dc.contributor.authorLu, Den_US
dc.contributor.authorNg, JYFen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-20T01:15:32Z-
dc.date.available2014-09-20T01:15:32Z-
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.citationOpen Journal of Modern Linguistics, 2013, v. 3 n. 4, p. 289-294en_US
dc.identifier.issn2164-2818en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/204963-
dc.description.abstractFor years the English proficiency of general Hong Kong students is said to be continuously declining. There is a common belief that the execution of mother tongue education is a main factor for this phenomenon. However, rarely have people mentioned, discussed or thought of the relationship between the falling English proficiency and the prevalent teaching methodology. This paper questions the overuse of Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) in the Hong Kong context. It pinpoints the key principles and features of CLT and examines the reality of Hong Kong students against these principles and features. It concludes through the comparison that although CLT is in vogue and meets the general desires of learning a new language, it has some limitations to a context like Hong Kong. Reality shows that CLT does not match the Hong Kong context in many aspects; overuse of it can only cause detrimental effects and fail the intended aim of using it to develop the learner’s communicative competence.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherScientific Research Publishing, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.scirp.org/journal/ojml/en_US
dc.relation.ispartofOpen Journal of Modern Linguisticsen_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleThe Pedagogical Maze: Retrospection on CLT in Hong Kongen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailNg, JYF: julieng@hku.hken_US
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.4236/ojml.2013.34036en_US
dc.identifier.hkuros235256en_US
dc.identifier.volume3en_US
dc.identifier.issue4en_US
dc.identifier.spage289en_US
dc.identifier.epage294en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US

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