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Pages: 4154-4164
Publication year: 2012
ISBN: 978-84-615-5563-5
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 5-7 March, 2012
Location: Valencia, Spain

APPLYING THE TASK-BASED APPROACH TO TEACHING LANGUAGE IN ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES

S. Meiramova

Gumilyov Eurasian National University (KAZAKHSTAN)
The purpose of this paper is to consider the methodology of task-based approaches to Teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) classes. Task-based language teaching (TBLT) has been a buzz phrase during recent decades. It replaced the long established traditional teaching methodology based on the presentation-practice-production (PPP).
Different linguists give different definitions of a task, and different approaches to TBLT are described in the theoretical literature. This paper is favour of Bygate, Skehan and Swain’s core definition of a task: a task is an activity which requires learners to use language, with emphasis on meaning, to attain an objective (2001, p. 11).
The paper also considers the utilization of task-based language teaching, which is a logical development of communicative language teaching (Willis, 1996) from the pedagogical perspective. Many researchers and English practitioners within the task-based area have made very considerable methodological progress within the last fifteen years or so.
In addition, this paper presents a useful way of applying a practical model of TBLT (the Willis: 1996 model) in TEFL classes. Part one gives the theoretical background; part two describes the basic steps used in this model for teaching language; and part three discusses the strong form and weak forms of the TBLT practical model in the academic context.
@InProceedings{MEIRAMOVA2012APP,
author = {Meiramova, S.},
title = {APPLYING THE TASK-BASED APPROACH TO TEACHING LANGUAGE IN ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES},
series = {6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2012 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-615-5563-5},
issn = {2340-1079},
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location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {5-7 March, 2012},
year = {2012},
pages = {4154-4164}}
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SN - 978-84-615-5563-5/2340-1079
PY - 2012
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S. Meiramova (2012) APPLYING THE TASK-BASED APPROACH TO TEACHING LANGUAGE IN ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES, INTED2012 Proceedings, pp. 4154-4164.
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