This study aimed at investigating Saudi EFL students' perceptions and attitudes towards using communicative language teaching (CLT) activities in the classroom. The study employed the descriptive research method as a questionnaire built on a five-point Likert scale and open-ended questions was conducted and analyzed. The sample of the study consisted of 92 EFL majors, College of Language and Translation, Al-Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University. Results revealed that most of the participants held positive attitudes towards using CLT activities and agreed with the usefulness of such activities in developing their communication skills. The results also showed that there was no statistically significant correlation between participants’ perceptions of the usefulness of CLT activities and their achievement level, represented in their (GPA). Nonetheless, there was statistically significant correlation between participants’ perceptions of the usefulness of CLT activities and their classroom learning experiences. Findings indicated a number of difficulties that might be involved in limiting the effectiveness of using CLT activities in the EFL classroom and suggested solutions to successfully overcome these barriers.
|School:||Al-Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University (Saudi Arabia)|
|Department:||English Language and Literature|
|School Location:||Saudi Arabia|
|Source:||MAI 58/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Linguistics, Foreign language education|
|Keywords:||Communicative language teaching (clt) activities, Efl majors' attitudes and perceptions, Saudi arabia|
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