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|Title: ||AAU FRESHMAN STUDENTS' VIEWS AND PREFERENCES WITH RESPECT TO STRUCTURE-BASED VERSUS TASK-BASED APPROACHES TO ELT|
|Authors: ||TESHOME, DABA|
|Advisors: ||Dr. Taddele Addamu|
|Keywords: ||STRUCTURE-BASED ELT|
TASK-BASED APPROACHES TO ELT
|Copyright: ||Jun-1995 |
|Date Added: ||7-Nov-2012 |
|Abstract: ||The purpose of the study was to find out the views of
AAU freshman students regarding the task-based approach to
ELT as compared to their previous English language learning
experiences. The sample population of the study were 178
AAU freshman students on th~ Main and Arat Kilo campuses.
These subjects had been exposed to the new Freshman English
materials since their arrival at the university.
To obtain the necessary information, a questionnaire
wi th nineteen items that aimed to assess views on 1)
structure-based approach (2) task-based approach, and 3)
classroom organizations w~ prepared and administered to
the students. To consolidate the information obtained
through the questionnaire, classroom observations were also
The students' views on the structure - and task-based
approaches were compared. The study showed that there was
a significant statistical difference between the students'
views on the two approaches. The students' views on the
task-based approach were more positive than their views on
the structural approach.
An at.tempt was also made to assess the students' views
on the classroom organizations pertinent to the task-based
approach. The study showed that the respondents favoured
the organizational techniques like pair and group work which
suited the task-based language learning activities.
As a whole the study showed that the respondents were
more favourably disposed towards the task-based approach in
general, and about the new materials and the methodology
used-to implement the approach in particular.|
|Appears in:||Thesis - Teaching English as a Foreign Language|
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