The use of task based approaches for English language teaching

Tungesh, G M (2014) The use of task based approaches for English language teaching. Research Innovator International Multidisciplinary Research Journal, 1 (5). pp. 29-34. ISSN 2348 - 7674

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In the Teaching of English as a Second Language(ESL) context, making the learners competent language users is crucial to every teacher. In the Indian context, even at the undergraduate level, we depend on the texts books prescribed for teaching-learning purposes; but these books consist a few literary passages and plays and supplemented by some grammar exercises. The texts with archaic spellings, unusual syntax, and unfamiliar lexis take learners‟ productive time very much and teaching such texts become tedious, and bringing the authorial meaning in the classroom‟s more complex. In the ESL situation, it becomes significant to every English language teacher the relevance of teaching of literary texts for linguistic –communicative competency among the learners is not fully justified. To meet the learners‟ demands, along with teaching of those prescribed literary texts, there is strong need of using authentic texts in the classrooms. It means, the learners acquire language learning skills effectively when teachers use task based approach in their classrooms. If the language learning skills are used judiciously for teaching both- „literary‟ and „authentic texts‟, the advantages would be: these practices lead students to develop a genuine interest in learning English with variety and excitement, and a greater degree of competency

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: approach competency literary texts approach text teacher
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Humanities and Management
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2015 07:38
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2015 07:38

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