TITLE

TALK TO ME - AN OUTCRY FROM ARABIA

AUTHOR(S)
Peter, Anne Sheela
PUB. DATE
February 2012
SOURCE
Modern Journal of Applied Linguistics;2012, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p43
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Students from the Middle East [Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Oman] are at a loss when they come to India (Bangalore) to study English as they find little or no opportunity at all to practice conversational skills outside the English classroom. Drawn from interviews of students at Value Point Academy- an institute for English Language Learning in Bangalore- this article focuses on the practical problems that these students face regarding the dire lack of real-world, 'real' conversations and advocates a task-based approach in the classroom to overcome this need. Although an entirely Task Based Language Teaching methodology cannot replace the existing curriculum, an adaptation of some of the activities used in the approach has facilitated a greater use of the much needed conversation skills.
ACCESSION #
98788009

 

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