Globalization has prioritized the need for communicative competence, especially in the field of teaching foreign language. Thus, currently, there has been a major shift in emphasis concerning the ‘what’ and ‘how’ to teach English as a foreign language because of communicative language teaching method (CLT), which is expected to develop the learners communicative competence. Because of this, the CLT approach has been accepted and given great emphasis in order to give students adequate opportunity to practice the language meaningfully and develop communicative competence. However, for the method to succeed, the practitioners play a very vital and prominent role. No matter how appealing the objectives of any system or policy might be theoretically if it is not well practiced, it will be difficult to attain. Hence, the purpose of this study was to assess the practice of communicative language teaching (CLT) in the contemporary plasma TV based classrooms and to investigate the constraints that challenge its practice in three secondary schools in Wolaita zone, Ethiopia.