USING TASK-BASED LEARNING TO IMPROVE EFL STUDENTS’ COMMUNICATION IN ENGLISH

Diana Faauzia Sari

Abstract


As teachers with students of diversities in cultures, it is very essential for us to understand the characteristics of the students in their classes in order to identify and apply appropriate teaching strategies to learning activities in order to help students achieve the objectives of teaching and learning another language. As numerous teaching methodologies are available, therefore as teachers, we should be wise and professional in deciding what approach is best for our learners.  For the students, the acceptance of implementing the Task-based learning method may take some time. Perhaps it may be more efficient if we firstly explain the method to them before we start the learning process. The purpose is to have them be responsive to the benefits that they can achieve from this methodology. To introduce Task-based learning will not be always easy as it may not fit immediately to the classroom. Some problems are bound to exist for the first time. 


Keywords


Teaching strategies; task-based learning; EFL students

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