Attitude and experience of task-based language teaching approach from the perspectives of pre-service English teachers in Hong Kong primary schools

Hoyl Shan IP

Research output: Other contributionHonours Projects

Abstract

This study targeted at the ESL pre-service English Primary teachers in Hong Kong to find out the attitude, knowledge level of TBLT and the challenges they faced to impede using TBLT in their field experience. A mixed method was conducted with 30 participants and 17 participants to fill in the 2 sets of questionnaire respectively and 8 participants in the interviews. Results proved that these pre-service teachers had positive attitude and high knowledge level of TBLT. Furthermore, they all admitted that they had encountered difficulties that hindered them to use TBLT. The challenging factors were synthesized to three aspects, teachers, schools and students. Despite the challenges encountered, with the prerequisite of holding positive attitude towards and high knowledge level of TBLT, Hong Kong pre-service teachers are expected to implement TBLT well. When they become experienced teachers, they will have the ability and flexibility to solve the challenging problems.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Task-based language teaching approach
  • Hong Kong pre-service teachers
  • Attitude towards TBLT
  • Knowledge about TBLT
  • Challenges
  • Honours Project (HP)
  • Bachelor of Education (Honours) (English Language) (Five-year Full-time)
  • Programme code: A5B059
  • Course code: ENG4903

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