A Comprehensive Study on Task Based Language Teaching – A Gateway for Impending Research and Teaching

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J. Karthikeyan, Mohammed Shamsul Hoque, Shiny K. G., Seng Tong Chong


Task Based Language Teaching owes much to the theories of Kolb’s experiential learning, Dales’ cone of experience, cognitive learning theories and Vygotsky’s social learning. It is a versatile and multifaceted approach refined from Communicative language teaching method. It stresses on natural context for language use. Task-based learning (TBL) is a way to deal with second language (L2) learning and educating and a teaching methodology in which classroom tasks constitute the fundamental concentration of teaching. A classroom task is characterized as a movement that is objective oriented, content centred, has a genuine result, and reflects real-life language need and use. In task-based learning the learners indulge in classroom activities which facilitate them to improve their speaking. This method has increasingly achieved popularity in recent years and has been recommended as a way forward in ELT. So theresearch opportunities in TBLT is wide open for future scholars, teachers and policy makers not only in ESL / EFL countries but also among English Speaking countries. This paper will be a robust foundation for impending research in TBLT.

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