The Effect of Task-based Language Teaching on Speaking Skill

Keywords: Speaking skill, Task-based language teaching, Group oral presentation, EFL speaking skills


The goal of Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) is to assist learners in acquiring a subconscious understanding of the language, allowing them to engage effortlessly and spontaneously in communication. The present study aimed to investigate the students' attitudes towards the impact of group oral presentations on the improvement of their speaking skills. Specifically, it employed a task-based approach to teach technical English to second-year architectural engineering students at Cihan University-Erbil. Data for this study were collected through the use of a survey questionnaire. The students' feedback revealed a positive attitude towards group oral presentations and their active participation in speaking activities. However, the teachers' observations indicated that there was no notable improvement in the students' pronunciation skills. They were unable to enhance the grammatical precision of their presentation either. Generally, this approach motivated them to take part in speaking activities more.  


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Author Biography

Fereshteh M. Azizifard, Department of English, Cihan University-Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq

Fereshteh M. Azizifard is an Assistant Lecturer within the Department of English at Cihan University-Erbil, in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. She has a Master's degree in English Language Teaching (ELT). Her research interests encompass Need Analysis of EFL (English as a Foreign Language) Learners, Developing Learner Autonomy, Writing Instruction, Critical Thinking, and Motivation in TEFL contexts.


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How to Cite
Azizifard, F. (2024). The Effect of Task-based Language Teaching on Speaking Skill. Cihan University-Erbil Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 8(1), 65-71.