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Enhancing Oral Communication through Task Based Language Teaching among Polytechnic Students- An Experimental Study


  • School of Social Sciences and Languages, Vellore Institute ofTechnology (VIT), Near Katpadi Road, Vellore – 632014, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • School of Social Sciences and Languages, Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Near Katpadi Road, Vellore – 632014, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India


Objectives: An experimental study has been conducted to find out the effectiveness of Task Based Approach in teaching oral communication skills to polytechnic college students. Based on the prescribed text book task based platform was constructed to teach for the first year students. Methods: An oral performance test attended by an assessment heading was administered. Fifty students were taken for the study and they were divided into two groups. Twenty five students representing the experimental group planned two units exploiting the task based program while twenty five students signifying the control group studied the same units following the Teacher’s instruction. Findings: Data were analyzed and Results exposed that there were statistically substantial differences found between the control and the experimental group. These results supports to utilizes task based learning in teaching English as a second language Improvements: This study is focused only in the field of polytechnic institutions further study should concentrate on the other fields.


Oral English Performance, Teaching English, Task Based Language Teaching

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