Author: Bunyamin Celik1
1Department of Language, Faculty of Education, Ishik University, Erbil, Iraq
Abstract: In task-based learning the emphasis is on meaning and the learners are required to use the language for learning. Teaching English through tasks has been considered useful to employ in the language classroom because students are believed to learn the target language better when tasks are used as vehicles in language teaching. Tasks involve language and they provide a natural context for students to learn English with ease. In second language acquisition the use of tasks for communicative teaching has received a great deal of support from researchers. This paper aims to show why task-based learning holds an important place in foreign language learning. In particular; whether the use of task-based learning in the language classroom contributes to communicative language teaching is an issue the present paper deals with.
Keywords: Task, Task-based Learning, Communication, Language Learning
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International Journal of Social Sciences & Educational Studies
ISSN 2520-0968 (Online), ISSN 2409-1294 (Print), October 2017, Vol.4, No.2 (Special Issue)