CLT Approach in Developing English Reading Skills in Tertiary Levels in Bangladesh


  • Tazin Aziz Chaudhury Associate Professor Department of English University of Dhaka Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Md. Ziaul Karim Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh


CLT in Teaching Reading, CLT in Tertiary Levels, CLT in ELT, English Reading Skills and CLT


This paper examined the established language teaching methodology known as Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) which has become extremely popular worldwide and has explored its applications in enhancing the English reading skills of tertiary level learners in Bangladesh. It has also presented the different conceptions and understanding of the meaning of CLT from the teachers’ viewpoints and has considered its future prospects in Bangladesh. In addition, it has shown what reading basically is and has investigated the tertiary level Bangladeshi students’ perceptions of the English reading skill. Finally, recommendations have been made for employing CLT more effectively in the Bangladeshi ELT/EFL classrooms with a view to enhancing English reading skills. Since CLT is a methodology that is prevalent worldwide in most developing nations it is hoped that the findings of this research will be helpful and applicable in similar situations elsewhere.



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How to Cite

Chaudhury, T. A., & Karim, M. Z. (2014). CLT Approach in Developing English Reading Skills in Tertiary Levels in Bangladesh. Asian Journal of Education and E-Learning, 2(1). Retrieved from