USE OF CBLT AT INTERMEDIATE LEVEL IN BANGLADESH: A TENTATIVE STUDY OF TEACHING EFL ‘WRITING’
The current study depicts the efficacy of utilizing Competency Based Language Teaching (CBLT) to teach standard ‘writing’ skill at the higher secondary level in Bangladesh. The researchers intended to find out the efficacies of CBLT in Bangladesh perspective. The study synchronizes the CBLT approach with content-based instruction and the use of digital contents with familiar contexts to facilitate the teaching and learning of ‘writing’. In order to that, the researchers adopted ‘interviews’, ‘classroom observation’ and two ‘questionnaire surveys’ as the research instruments. The key participants of the study were five EFL teachers and 100 students of five intermediate colleges of Dhaka division in Bangladesh. The researchers have found some efficacies and also few limitations to apply CBLT in the EFL class rooms at intermediate level. The students admitted their comforts and better understanding for learning ‘writing’ in CBLT approach with realia and digital contents. Finally, it was found that CBLT method could not bring a huge success but functioned better than existing CLT approach. At the end, few commendations have been left to achieve the best outcomes from CBLT in terms of teaching EFL writing skill in Bangladesh.