Task Based Language Teaching: A Simple Method for Language Teaching and Learning
Anup Denzil Veigas1, David Wilson2
1Anup Denzil Veigas, Research scholar at Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Karunya Deemed University, Coimbatore.
2David Wilson, Associate Professor at Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Karunya Deemed University, Coimbatore.
Manuscript received on January 01, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on January 20, 2020. | Manuscript published on January 30, 2020. | PP: 3252-3256 | Volume-8 Issue-5, January 2020. | Retrieval Number: E6432018520/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.E6432.018520
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Abstract: Task based learning is an effective and prominent language teaching tool. The development of a modern, innovative language teaching and learning method is helpful and essential. There are lots of changes taking place in today’s classroom context and syllabus design. Challenges have increased and innovative methods of teaching and learning have become mandatory to build the requirements of the technologically advanced learning world. Task based language teaching or the TBLT method is one among the effective ways among many others to cope up with the classroom challenges especially, because of the mixture of students from various backgrounds, influence of regional languages and fear or lack of command over the English Language in terms of fluency, usage and articulation. All these are just some of the challenges that a language teacher has to face in a classroom set up. Though it’s impossible to satisfy all the needs and requirements, the process of innovation in teaching and learning can bring it close to satisfaction. This paper emphasises on the importance of TBLT activities and its innovation in teaching of a specific content designed for a course. An attempt has been made by suggesting a few tasks that can be taken within a classroom. Small innovative activities when adopted for the teaching purpose can result in amazing outcome. The result will be the students’ improved performance and improvement in their LSRW skills. In order to get the results the experiment was conducted among the selected students from two colleges of Mangaluru, divided on rural and urban basis. Pre test and post test was conducted and the results were arrived at through tabulation. Tasks were generated taking their present syllabus as the benchmark. So that practically it would help them to understand better and save the class time.20 hours in total where spent for the exercises.
Keywords: Communication, Language Acquisition, LSRW Skills, Syllabus, Task-Based Learning.
Scope of the Article: IoT Application and Communication Protocol.