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Title: Asian realities in language learning: The case of Singapore
Authors: Chew, Phyllis Ghim Lian
Keywords: Communicative language teaching
Teaching methodology
Issue Date: 2006
Citation: Chew, P. G. L. (2006). Asian realities in language learning: The case of Singapore. CELEA Journal, 29(1), 1-11.
Abstract: Until recently, communicative language teaching (CLT) was the much favored methodology in many Asian countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, India and Hong Kong. CLT begun in the late 1970s in Europe and gained momentu m in the 1980s in many English-learning countries all over the world. A whole generation of younger Asians in the 1980s and 1990s grew up learning English through the CLT approach in the classroom. This paper will chart the reasons behind the rise and fall of CLT in Singapore and comment on its motivations and effects. It will also share findings from a study with regards to teacher attitudes towards the use of various teaching approaches. The paper will conclude with a discourse on “Asian Realities” where the adoption of language methodology is concerned.
ISSN: 1005-538X
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