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Teaching the English Language
This paper discusses task based instruction in English language learning for English second language (ESL) students and presents a teaching module combining English language learning and social issues.
# 104113 | 1,635 words | 8 sources | APA | 2008 | US


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Description:

This paper explains that a task based curriculum provides students with the opportunity to apply immediately their learning to tasks on a consistent basis. The author points out that task based instruction provides students with a true learning experience in which they are capable of demonstrating learning through actual experience. The paper indicates that, as students perform tasks they are capable of building on the knowledge and skills that they have already acquired and realizing their abilities related to the unit of instruction. The author includes a module that focuses on the combination of English language learning and social issues, which are relevant to the student's learning and growth and will lead to positive outcomes in education.

Table of Contents:
Introduction
English Language Learning and Social Issues Module
Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four
Part Five
Literature
Conclusion

From the Paper:

"The module will focus on the theme of social issues and the target learning stage is intermediate, at grades 9-12. At this stage of learning and development high school students are consistently focusing on social issues that impact their everyday lives. Allowing these students to focus on these issues, as well as using English as a means to that expression will motivate the students toward successful completion of the unit. Additionally, tasks that are defined for the students that will allow them to realize their goals in the unit will support the learning and ensure retention of the skills and knowledge that have been acquired."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • English language: Curriculum and assessment guide. (2007). Curriculum Development Council. Retrieved May 1, 2007, from http://www.emb.gov.hk/FileManager/EN/Content_5999/eng_lang_final.pdf
  • Burton, W. (1962). The guidance of learning activities: A summary of the principles of growth based on the activities of the learner. New York: Appleton.
  • Fink, D., Knight, A., and Michaelson M. (2002). Team based learning: A transformative use of small groups. Westport: Praeger.
  • Griffin, C., Holford, J., and Jarvis, P. (2003). The theory and practice of learning. London: Kogan.
  • Kasper, L. (2000). Content based college ESL instruction. Mahwah: Erlbaum.

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