The Effect of a Task-Based Instructional Program on Improving Al Al-Bayt Univerity Students’ English Speaking Skill of Accuracy

Abstract

This study investigates the effect of a Task-Based Instructional (TBI) program on improving Al al-Bayt University students’ English speaking skill of accuracy. A sample of 64 students was divided into three groups: a pilot study group, a control group and an experimental group. The experimental group was taught for eight weeks using the suggested TBI speaking program. The control group was taught for eight weeks using the teacher’s book. To assess students’ speaking skill of accuracy, a speaking pre-post test was designed and a scoring scale was adapted. Students’ responses were recorded on audio files. They were scored by two different raters and correlation coefficient was calculated. The findings of the study revealed that there were statistically significant differences at (α=0.05) in the mean scores of the accuracy post test between the experimental group students and the control group students in favor of the experimental group students due to using the TBI program.

Keywords: English speaking skills, Speaking Accuracy, task-based instruction

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Pages: 37-48 (Download PDF)

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