Communicative and Literary approaches to English Language in the current Textbook of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, Curriculum

  • Muhammad Bilal Lecturer in English / PhD Scholar, Bacha Khan University Charsadda
  • Syed Qasim Shah Lecturer in English, Bach Khan University, Charsadda
  • Nasim Ullah Khan Lecturer in English, Bach Khan University, Charsadda
Keywords: English Language, communication, textbooks, English Teacher, Learner, CLT, ESL


This study investigates the suitability of literary and communicative approaches in Pakistani course design, and revealed the practical problems faced by both teachers and students regarding the use of approaches. English serves as a Langue Franca in most countries and is a key to modern science and technology. English Language is used in the country for academic purposes. Official, academic work and documentation are recorded in English in courts, senates, parliament, and universities and is used as a source for Pakistani high-level exams. If a language turns out to be so much indispensible for advancing in both educational and official professions, greater importance must be given to syllabus and course design. The purpose of the study is to provide a textbook that may have both communicative and literary approaches based on the demands and requirements of English in Pakistani territory. Therefore this editorial is an effort to examine the nature of the literary approach in the classrooms of today through the role of communicative approach.