Application of Communicative Method in EFL Listening and Speaking Class

Chenlu LIU


The main purpose of EFL listening and speaking teaching is to improve the English learners’ listening and speaking ability. By analyzing the communicative method of teaching (CMT) and the influence upon English teachers, this paper explores to apply CMT to listen and speaking teaching by presenting a sample plan in order to shed light on EFL listening and speaking teaching in China.


Communicative method; EFL listening and speaking; EFL teachers

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