Arguments for and Against Using Task-based Approach to Foreign Language Teaching
The Appropriation of TBLT Adapt in the Chinese Context
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- TBLT; pedagogy; communicative competence; Chinese context
The need to enhance students’ communicative competence has grown in recent years, and instructional strategies like conventional pedagogy aren’t meeting learner’s needs. Thus, English school introduced and implemented Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT). This article is going to define the concepts ‘task’ and ‘task-based language teaching’ and analyse the benefits and drawbacks of implementing the strategy, particularly its applicability in Chinese contexts. We have discovered three results and will discuss them in this paper: (1) tasks provide sufficient input for learners to achieve the communicative outcome through interaction with others; (2) authentic contexts and practices instil motivation and confidence for language learners, as the teacher makes overt corrections without intervening with the conversation. (3) TBLT assists learners in developing their communicative abilities and cognitive processes, enabling them to communicate fluently with others. These findings add to the growing body of research demonstrating the potential of TBLT for language learning. However, the results also indicate that TBLT is not universally adopted in Chinese contexts, as the Chinese teaching concept is exam-oriented, form-focused, and grammar-centred. As a result, teachers must incorporate traditional language-based approaches with the TBLT approach to ensure that learners succeed in their language learning.
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TY - CONF AU - Xiang Ji AU - Lu Li PY - 2021 DA - 2021/11/29 TI - Arguments for and Against Using Task-based Approach to Foreign Language Teaching BT - Proceedings of the 2021 3rd International Conference on Literature, Art and Human Development (ICLAHD 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 305 EP - 309 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211120.056 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.211120.056 ID - Ji2021 ER -