Using Task- Based Approach to Improve the 9th Graders’ Speaking Skills at a Secondary School in Ho Chi Minh City
Keywords:action research; qualitative; quantitative; speaking skill; task-based approach
The goal of this research is to assess the effectiveness of the task-based approach on speaking ability as well as the students’ perceptions towards its implementation. The researcher employed an action study design in grade nine classes at Viet Anh Lower Secondary School, with the help of five teachers functioning as examiners and observers. This research employed an integrated mixed-methods approach, gathering quantitative data via a speaking test and qualitative data through an interview, an observation checklist, and a questionnaire. The study’s results suggested that a task-based approach had a major influence on students’ speaking skills. Additionally, throughout speaking classes, students displayed enhanced excitement, curiosity, confidence, inventiveness, and collaborative learning skills. The study’s findings support the use of a task-based approach in the teaching of English as a foreign language.
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