A Cases Study of the Application of TBLT in English Teaching in Chinese Secondary Schools
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- TBLT; ELT; Secondary school student
Task-based Language Teaching (TBLT) has been proved as an efficient pedagogy in English Language Teaching (ELT) and is generally applied by Chinese secondary school teachers in order to cultivate students’ comprehensive English ability. The mainstream studies of TBLT are conducted from teachers’ perspectives including lesson design and teaching assessments, while students’ feedback and experiences are seldom considered as a main evaluation of TBLT. This research presents that as the main body of TBLT, students expose that TBLT has limitations in efficiency, which are ignored by teachers and scholars. This paper interviewed three Chinese secondary students who have experienced the TBLT English lessons, and collected the data by using thematic analysis to study the students’ subjective feedback on TBLT. The research has shown that the “Tasks” are inappropriate for most of secondary students in terms of difficulty and complexity. Also, secondary students had low learning effectiveness to this teaching method. As a result, teachers should design the “Tasks” in consideration of their students’ competence and interests, and provide more support to average students in the task process.
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TY - CONF AU - Fengrui Ci PY - 2022 DA - 2022/12/16 TI - A Cases Study of the Application of TBLT in English Teaching in Chinese Secondary Schools BT - Proceedings of the 2022 2nd International Conference on Modern Educational Technology and Social Sciences (ICMETSS 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 555 EP - 565 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/978-2-494069-45-9_67 DO - 10.2991/978-2-494069-45-9_67 ID - Ci2022 ER -