Title

Role of TBI in developing accuracy and fluency in OCSs of grade 5 students in a government school of District TMK, Sindh

Date of Award

5-19-2014

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Master of Education (M. Ed.)

Department

Professional Development Centre, Karachi

Abstract

The study explored the effectiveness of Task based Instructions (TBI) approach through qualitative action research in order to enhance the oral communication skills (OCSs) focusing on fluency and accuracy in one of the main boys primary schools in the rural context of Sindh at Tando Muhammad Khan district. Grade 5 students were involved in the study of Task Based instruction through activities in order that they could use language in the real life situation. For data collection, it was gathered through different tools like classroom observations, semi structured interviews, audio recording, oral pre tests and oral post tests. The semi structured interviews were conducted from the participants before intervention in order to know about their perceptions of their English language class, teachings of speaking skills including challenges and about Task Based instruction. Oral pre tests and oral post tests were also conducted from the focused group participants in order to know about the effectiveness of Task Based instruction whether it had improved the OCSs among the students. Data that was gathered was analyzed qualitatively to explore the effectiveness of Task based instruction approach in enhancing OCSs among grade 5 students. According to the research findings the study revealed positive impacts of Task Based instruction approach in enhancing OCSs focusing on fluency and accuracy and the researcher expected that the study would definitely help other researchers, English language teachers and students understand Task based instruction approach. In conclusion, the study may inspire the English language teachers to make class learner centered by making task based activities so that the learners can be able to use the language and to enhance their OCSs.

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