A Descriptive Study on the Use of Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) For Teaching Speaking at SMAN 1 Praya

Rijnan Rijnan, Irwan Irwan


Learning a language is in need of excessive amount of exposure. Sufficient input leading to speaking fluently and accurately. Therefore, communicative competence is far more important skill to develop. In other words, it implies that communicative language teaching henceforth (CLT) is important teaching method for it is designed to top up students communicative proficiencies. Nevertheless, language teachers (English) paid no attention towards for such method. Thus, this research was carried out in order to investigate and describe the implementation of CLT in teaching speaking. This research was intended to describe the implementation of CLT principles by two English teachers at second grade of SMAN 1 Praya. The data were obtained through classroom observation and interview with both of the English Teachers. The data were analyzed by using Miles and Huberman Model. The result of this study revealed that English teachers implemented CLT principles through various ways such as Teacher-Students Conversation, Students- Students Conversation, and Students individual Work. The data also showed that the classroom activities catered and thrilled the students to communicate in target language i.e. English. Moreover, to support the activities and to activate the passive students, the teachers used game, work in group, direct interaction, and role play. Among supporting activities, game was the most attracted followed by role play, group discussion, and direct interaction.


The Application of Characteristics and Principles of CLT;Teaching speaking;SMAN 1 Praya

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