AWEJ May, 2013                                                    TESOL Sudan Conference 2012 Proceedings


pp. 36-52

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A Bird’s Eye View on Teachers’ Perception of Task-based Language Teaching (TBLT) 



Azadeh Nemati
Department of English Language Teaching
Islamic Azad University, Jahrom, Iran


 In this survey study it was intended to explore Indian teachers’ perception regarding understanding and implementation of task-based language teaching (TBLT). Furthermore, an attempt was made to find the main reasons of applying or avoiding task-based language teaching in room setting. The data was gathered through a questionnaire from 32 Indian teachers in private and governmental schools. English was considered as both medium of instruction and as a subject at selected schools. it was subjected then to descriptive statistics and the overall findings of the study showed that teachers’ understanding of task-based language teaching was low, though the majority of them were eager to implement task-based language teaching. The main reasons of applying task-based were promoting academic progress, giving intrinsic motivation and creating collaborative environments. Lack of proficiency, little knowledge of task-based instruction and lack of training were among the main reasons that teachers avoided TBLT.

Key words: task, task-based instruction, task cycle, teachers’ perception.