Teachers' Perceptions of Task-Based Language Teaching in English Classrooms in Taiwanese Junior High Schools

Tzu Bin Lin, Chiao Wen Wu

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻期刊論文同行評審

18 引文 斯高帕斯(Scopus)

摘要

After introducing new curriculum guidelines during education reform, the Taiwan Ministry of Education has taken the lead in integrating a communicative approach into the new English language curriculum. Task-based language teaching (TBLT) is viewed as a realisation of communicative language teaching and is one of the most popular English language teaching (ELT) methods. In East Asian contexts, only a limited number of case studies focus on TBLT. This article applies a mixed methods approach to explore junior high school English teachers’ perceptions of TBLT in central Taiwan. The themes to be addressed are teachers’ perceptions and understandings of TBLT and teachers’ views on the feasibility of TBLT in the Taiwanese context, with a special focus on ELT in junior high schools. The main source of data is a survey with 136 respondents from 30 junior high schools in four counties in central Taiwan. The article also draws on supplementary qualitative data from semistructured interviews with four teachers who have various teaching experiences. The article offers insights into the feasibility of TBLT in Taiwan and enriches the current literature on TBLT—or in a broader sense the communicative approach—in the East Asian context.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)586-609
頁數24
期刊TESOL Journal
3
發行號4
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 2012 12月
對外發佈

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 教育
  • 語言與語言學
  • 語言和語言學

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