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Investigation on the applicability of communicative approach in teaching English language in primary schools in Tanzania

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dc.creator Lameck, Victor Eusaby
dc.date 2021-02-25T11:16:46Z
dc.date 2021-02-25T11:16:46Z
dc.date 2020
dc.date.accessioned 2021-05-06T12:20:21Z
dc.date.available 2021-05-06T12:20:21Z
dc.identifier Lameck, V. E. (2020). Investigation on the applicability of communicative approach in teaching English language in primary schools in Tanzania (Master's dissertation). The University of Dodoma, Dodoma.
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12661/2821
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12661/2821
dc.description Dissertation (MA Linguistics)
dc.description The study aimed to investigate the applicability of the communicative approach (CA) in teaching English language in primary schools in Tanzania. Particularly, the study investigated the attitudes of the primary school English language teachers toward the CA, the adherence to the CA’s principles by the English language teachers and the involvement of the pupils in performing various communicative activities. The research was done in two districts of Kagera Region namely Bukoba Rural and Missenyi Districts. The study employed the qualitative approach whereby two instruments of data collection were used i.e. interview and observation. A total of sixty-eight (68) respondents were involved in this study. These included thirty-two (32) English language teachers and thirty-six (36) pupils. All of them were selected purposefully and interviewed. Also, the observation was conducted in the classroom during the English lessons. The findings of this study were analysed thematically and revealed that many English language teachers in primary schools had positive attitude towards the CA. It was discovered that there were very few teachers who had neutral attitude. Although English language teachers were found out to have a positive attitude, the study discovered that those teachers were not fully adhering to the CA’s principles when teaching English language. Furthermore, the findings revealed that many pupils were not actively or fully participating in performing communicative activities that they were assigned by their English language teachers in the classroom during the lessons. Basing on what was found out by this study, it is here recommended that English language teachers in primary schools be redirected to adhere to the principles of CA. Also, the government should provide regular training to the English language teachers.
dc.language en
dc.publisher The University of Dodoma
dc.subject English language
dc.subject Primary schools
dc.subject Tanzania
dc.subject Communicative approach
dc.subject Communication
dc.subject English language teaching
dc.subject English language teachers
dc.subject Foreign language
dc.title Investigation on the applicability of communicative approach in teaching English language in primary schools in Tanzania
dc.type Dissertation


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