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Authentic Instructional Materials and the Communicative Language Teaching Approach of German as Foreign Language in Uganda

TitleAuthentic Instructional Materials and the Communicative Language Teaching Approach of German as Foreign Language in Uganda
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsMugimu, CB, Sekiziyivu, S
JournalInternational Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research
Volume14
Issue5
KeywordsAuthentic instructional materials, Communicative competences, Communicative Language teaching approach, German language, Uganda
Abstract

The communicative language teaching (CLT) approach has in recent years gained popularity in promoting communication competences in everyday situations. The CLT approach emphasizes the use of authentic materials in the teaching and learning of languages. However, in developing context such as Uganda, the requirements of the CLT approach may not be easily achievable due to scarcity of suitable authentic instructional materials. This study was intended to establish the availability and suitability of authentic instructional materials used in the implementation of CLT approach for German language in Uganda. Data was collected using a cross-sectional case study, which was carried out in selected secondary schools. Results from questionnaires, interviews and observations, showed that most of the existing instructional materials were not suitable for CLT. It was therefore recommended that teachers become more creative in improvising locally available instructional materials in order to promote the teaching of German in everyday life, and that teacher training institutions should lay more emphasis on preparing teacher trainees of German in CLT approach

URLhttp://www.ijlter.org/index.php/ijlter/article/view/606/304
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