Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia
In Libya, English is taught as a foreign language and it has been the focus of attention for several years. Many researchers have investigated and is still investigating the most effective approach/s for teaching English as a foreign language. Libyan students need to learn the four skills of learning English especially reading. In this paper, the extent of the successes and failures of an English Language teaching approach namely communicative approach specifically in teaching reading comprehension, will be explored. This study attempts to investigate the teachers’ perceptions in teaching reading comprehension in the preparatory level and the teachers’ and students’ adaptation to this innovative method of learning the language. This paper is expected to give some insights on the past studies that are related to teaching reading comprehension skills at Libyan preparatory school and also reviews of some works that examine teaching reading comprehension skill in Libyan contexts.
EFL, teaching reading comprehension, preparatory school,Communicative approach