Portfolio 13: Communicative Language Teaching
Jack C Richards
Communicative Language Teaching Today examines the methodology known as
Communicative Language Teaching or CLT and explores the assumptions it is based on, its origins and evolution since it was first proposed in the 1970s, and how it has influenced approaches to language teaching today. This booklet serves to review what has been learned from CLT and what its relevance is today. A range of practical activities has been included in the booklet to help language teachers develop a deeper understanding
of the issues surrounding the use of CLT in the classroom.
Jack C Richards is currently Adjunct Professor at SEAMEO Regional Language Centre, Singapore. He has taught in different parts of the world including the United States, Canada,
New Zealand, Hong Kong, and Indonesia. His many successful texts and teacher training books include New Interchange, and Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching.