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ERIC Number: EJ1078921
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1916-4742
Binding Task-Based Language Teaching and Task-Based Language Testing: A Survey into EFL Teachers and Learners' Views of Task-Based Approach
Panahi, Ali
English Language Teaching, v5 n2 p148-159 Feb 2012
In most settings, task-based language teaching and testing have been dissociated from each other. That is why this study came to rethink of the learners' views towards awareness and implementation of task-based language teaching through IELTS listening tasks. To these objectives, after sketching instrumentation, the learners were divided into IELTS-Instructed group and TOEFL-Instructed group, the former was treated through IELTS listening task with the related strategies and tips, and the latter was instructed through TOEFL listening materials. Prior to treatment, statistically viewed, a significant difference was observed between the questionnaires of teachers and learners, but after undertaking an instruction, a significant difference was observed just between the views of the teachers and IELTS-instructed group. As such, a significant difference between the performances of the two groups was revealed. The results displayed that the performance and views of the task-associated group were, respectively, increased and changed, affected by the wash-back effect of the task-oriented IELTS activities. It is hoped that this paper will be of pedagogical use for the teachers and learners enchanted to bridge the gap between task-based language teaching and task-based language testing.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iran
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: International English Language Testing System; Test of English as a Foreign Language