Effects of Tasks on Spoken Interaction and Motivation in English Language Learners

  • Nubia Patricia Carrero Pérez Secretaría de Educación- Bogotá- Colombia
Keywords: Task based learning, TBL, TBLT, tasks, spoken interaction, speaking English, motivation, students’ perceptions

Abstract

Task based learning (TBL) or Task based learning and teaching (TBLT) is a communicative approach widely applied in settings where English has been taught as a foreign language (EFL). It has been documented as greatly useful to improve learners’ communication skills. This research intended to find the effect of tasks on students’ spoken interaction in English and motivation towards speaking English in the classroom. Thirty-five adolescent tenth grade students from a public school in Bogota, Colombia, participated in the study. They reported positive influence of tasks in their English oral interaction improvement as well as on their motivation towards speaking English in the classroom.

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Author Biography

Nubia Patricia Carrero Pérez, Secretaría de Educación- Bogotá- Colombia

Nubia Patricia Carrero Pérez received her BA in English and Spanish from the Technological and Pedagogical University of Colombia and her Specialist Degree in Bilingual Education from the Institución Universitaria Colombo Americana, ÚNICA, both in Colombia. She has been a teacher of English as a Foreign Language for more than 20 years at public and private educational institutions where she has also directed curricular processes. Nubia Patricia is currently affiliated with the Secretaría de Educación de Bogotá.

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Published
2016-12-21
How to Cite
Carrero Pérez, N. P. (2016). Effects of Tasks on Spoken Interaction and Motivation in English Language Learners. GiST Education and Learning Research Journal, (13), 34-55. https://doi.org/10.26817/16925777.311