Task-based Instruction and English Speaking Skill of Fluency in Jordanian Context

Sameer Mohammad Ali Al-Hirsh


This study investigates the effect of a Task-Based Instructional (TBI) program on Al al-Bayt University students' English speaking skill of fluency. 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 a suggested TBI speaking program. The control group was taught for eight weeks using the teacher's book. To assess students' speaking skill of fluency, 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 fluency 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.

Key words: speaking fluency, English speaking skills, task-based instruction, instructional program

DOI: 10.7176/JEP/12-9-08

Publication date:March 31st 2021

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