The task based approach to improve students' speaking skills. (c2009)

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dc.contributor.author Daoud, Hiba
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-22T09:19:30Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-22T09:19:30Z
dc.date.copyright 2009 en_US
dc.date.issued 2011-03-22
dc.date.submitted 2009-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/301
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 59-69). en_US
dc.description.abstract Most students find speaking a second language such as English difficult and challenging. Their problem is that they cannot speak English fluently and correctly. This problem can be strongly related to the facts that teachers are not encouraging students to speak freely and not engaging them in natural and real life situation tasks. In fact a large number of teachers is not aware of the importance of giving students the chance to express themselves and help them emich their vocabulary repertoire. The purpose of this study was to implement a task based approach in grade six class to help students become fluent speakers of English and overcome their shyness and hesitation when speaking a second language. When applied consistently, the strategy showed considerable improvement in speaking English as a second language in a grade six class. Students displayed desirable feedback and interest in the language, and they were motivated to express themselves and use new vocabulary words in their speaking tasks. Recommendations included using task based approach in all grades at the elementary level, and even applying such approach at the intermediate and secondary levels for the benefits it conveys. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject English language -- Study and teaching (Elementary) -- Foreign speakers en_US
dc.subject Second language acquisition -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject English language -- Acquisition en_US
dc.title The task based approach to improve students' speaking skills. (c2009) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.term.submitted Summer I en_US
dc.author.degree MA in Education en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200202036 en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Leila Harmouche
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 bound copy: 74 leaves; 31 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division Education en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Rima Bahous
dc.keywords Task en_US
dc.keywords Task based approach en_US
dc.keywords Cooperative learning en_US
dc.keywords Action research en_US
dc.keywords Speaking a second language en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2009.11 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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