Chinese Teachers’ Perceptions on Implementation of CLT in College Business English Class


  • Haowei Chen Faculty of Education, Languages, Psychology and Music, SEGi University, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
  • Ena Bhattacharyya Faculty of Graduate School of Business, SEGi University, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
  • Cui Wu Faculty of English Language Teaching, Deyang College of Urban Rail Transit, Deyang, China
  • Xinxiang Gao Faculty of Graduate School of Business, SEGi University, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia



Communicative Language Teaching, Business English, Teacher’s Perception, Challenge


This qualitative study investigates teachers’ perceptions and challenges of the implementation of Communicative Language Teaching. The participants were nine Business English teachers at a private college in Chengdu, China. The data was collected through semi-structured interviews. The findings revealed that the majority of participants have favourable perceptions of CLT. However, participants mentioned teacher-related challenges, student-related challenges, and policy-related challenges that hinder their implementation of CLT in Business English classes. The findings of this study are beneficial to the field of CLT in China, especially in the English for Specific Purpose context. The recommendations for future studies are discussed.


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How to Cite

Chen, H., Bhattacharyya, E., Wu, C., & Gao, X. (2023). Chinese Teachers’ Perceptions on Implementation of CLT in College Business English Class. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 8(26), 77–83.



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