The Effects of Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) on the Reading Comprehension in EFL Classes

Nadia Ben Amer, Prof. Ozcan Demirel

Abstract


This study investigated the effects of Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) on the reading comprehension in EFL classes at proficiency Cyprus Universities. In addition, this study attempted to find out whether the Task-Based Language Teaching has any advantages or disadvantages in teaching reading skills to EFL learners. This study attempted to determine the effects of the Task-Based Language Teaching on the reading comprehension of foreign EFL learners. This study uses both quantitative and qualitative methods collected data from different two universities. The two different universities are Cyprus International University and Mediterranean Karpasia University.


Keywords


Task-Based Language Teaching; Reading skills; EFL proficiency level.

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