The Use of Task Based Learning in the Language Classroom: An Overview
Keywords:Task Based Learning, Communication, Language Learning, Meaning
Research has largely endorsed the utilization of tasks in the context of second language acquisition. The focus of task-based learning is on meaning; thus, the implementation of tasks promotes communication and language acquisition. The use of language for communication is believed to be the most efficient way for language learning. While working on tasks, students have opportunities to utilise the target language in understanding and communicating with their teacher and classmates. It is important to encourage students to use the target language for the development of learning. This paper tries to explore the advantages of employing task based learning in language classroom.
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