Task based approach of authenticity in ELF Thai classroom

Year: 2001

Author: Daroon, Yoopayao

Type of paper: Refereed paper

Abstract:
The development of English for interacting professionally has been relatively neglected in tertiary EFL courses in Thailand. Consequently vocational Thai students are not confident about workplace interaction that requires English. This paper is concerned with the use of Task-Based Learning (TBL) process and draws on a needs analysis and selected video recorded data from a recently completed classroom case study project. The project was carried out by an English for Food Science class in Rajamangala Institute of Technology (RIT) in northern Thailand. The project gave the Thai students opportunities to utilise their professional knowledge and experiences and to create their own texts and therefore have a personal affective involvement in the subsequent analysis and related learning outcomes.

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