The Effect of Applying Task-Based Approach on Learning English in Elementary Schools from the Teachers' Perspectives in Tubas Governorate

Discussion Committee: 
Dr. Ahmed Awad/supervisor
Dr. Mohammed Farrah (External Examiner)
Dr. Fawaz Aqel (Internal Examiner)
Noor Abdullah Fattash
This study aimed at investigating the effect of applying Task-Based Approach on learning English amongst elementary learners from the EFL teachers' perspectives in Tubas governorate. The study examined the role of the following variables: gender, qualification, type of school, and years of experience. To achieve the purposes of the study, the researcher developed a 38- item questionnaire which was distributed amongst the whole population of the study. Moreover the researcher conducted interviews with (14) of elementary EFL school teachers. A descriptive statistical analysis was used to analyze the collected data, where the questionnaire validity was approved by consulting a jury in the same area from different universities and schools in the West Bank. The results of the study showed that there is positive effect of Task-Based Approach on elementary EFL learners. Teachers have positive attitudes towards implementing Task-Based Approach in English classes. They believe that students may learn more effectively when their minds are focused on the task, rather than on the language they are using. Furthermore the claim, which indicates that gender, type of school, qualification of the teachers and years of experience have an influence of EFL teachers' perspectives towards applying TBA are not valid according to the findings of the study.
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