Challenges to Computer Assisted Language Teaching at University Level
Farhana Yasmin

The present case study explores the challenges to Computer Assisted Language Teaching in LGU to teach English as a communicative language in the perspective of incompetence of university students‟ communication skills. The study is an effort to groom university students as global individuals, acknowledging the status of English as a lingua franca. The study fills the gap in ELT studies to incorporate modern technology into language pedagogy to improve CLT in Pakistani universities. The main research question focuses on issues faced by English language teachers while teaching the module Communication skills in BS (Hons) classes without modern technology. The research tools are observations for the students and interviews for the English language teachers of LGU. The findings of research suggest that English language needs to be taught as a living language instead of a bookish language by establishing state of the art English language classrooms or language labs to integrate four skills of English language for an interactive process of teaching and learning. It is recommended to HEC and stakeholders to revise policies to assess students‟ written and oral skills for qualifying English subject. It may improve university students‟ communication skills to face the contemporary challenges in the global village.

Full Text: PDF      DOI: 10.15640/ijll.v6n2a10