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ERIC Number: EJ1137784
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-2146-7242
Effects of Multimedia Task-Based Teaching and Learning Approach on EFL Learners' Accuracy, Fluency and Complexity of Oral Production
Bava Harji, Madhubala; Gheitanchian, Mehrnaz
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, v16 n2 p25-34 Apr 2017
Albeit Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) has been extensively researched, there appears to be limited studies that focus on the effects of multimedia technology (MT) enhanced TBLT approach on EFL development. A study was conducted to examine the effects of a MT imbued TBLT, i.e. Multimedia Task-Based Teaching and Learning (MMTBLT) approach on EFL oral production. The Content Management System, a free web-based software program, was used as a platform to create the MMTBLT environment, where various instructional and supplementary materials and hyperlinks to other relevant web pages were incorporated to create a causal link between the real world language use and an EFL learning environment. Online lessons comprised tasks that were structured cluster of ideas to enable students to construct their own knowledge for oral production. Three broad thematic tasks, with four tasks at varying levels of complexity for each theme were carried out as treatment tasks. Upon completion of tasks under each theme, students carried out oral test tasks that were audio recorded for analysis. As a result of performing tasks of varying levels of complexity within a web-based multimedia platform setting, students' accuracy, fluency and complexity of oral EFL production improved significantly. Favourable outcomes suggest that EFL instructors could consider the MMTBLT approach and design web-based syllabus to complement language teaching.
Sakarya University. Esentepe Campus, Adapazari 54000, Turkey. Tel: +90-505-2431868; Fax: +90-264-6141034; e-mail: tojet@sakarya.edu.tr; Web site: http://www.tojet.net
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iran