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ERIC Number: EJ1106699
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1657-0790
Improving 10th Graders' English Communicative Competence through the Implementation of the Task-Based Learning Approach
Buitrago Campo, Ana Carolina
PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, v18 n2 p95-110 Jul-Dec 2016
This article reports the results of an action-research project focused on improving students' communicative competence in English through the task-based learning approach. This study was conducted in a co-educational public school in Medellín (Colombia) with thirty-four tenth graders. Actions implemented include the development of a series of tasks and the definition of four thematic units consistent with the syllabus and students' interests and needs. The results evidence students' significant improvements in their communicative competence in English. Findings also show that implementation of the task-based approach was affected by factors related to the teachers' role and others related to students' performance.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Grade 10; Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colombia
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