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Course title: English Language Teaching

Reality of using task-based and content-based instructions in teaching English in Xuan Hoa – Phuc Yen – Vinh Phuc

|Lecturer: |Dr. Lê Văn Canh |
|Student: |Nguyễn Thị Hà |
|Date of birth: |10/07/1987 |
|Class: |K20A |
|Course: |20 (2011-2013) |

Hanoi – 2012

Reality of using task-based and content-based instructions in teaching English in Xuan Hoa – Phuc Yen – Vinh Phuc
Lecturer: Dr. Le Van Canh
Student: Nguyen Thi Ha – K20A

I. Introduction Because of the more importance of second language, second language learning and teaching have been taken into account by many researchers, and linguistic specialists. We can see visibly the trends and the developments in instruction in second language skills in recent years – in the age of globalization. In the article titled “Current perspectives on teaching the four skills”, ELI HINKEL from Seattle University, Washington, United States stated that “in an age of globalization, pragmatic objectives of language learning place an increased value on integrated instructional models with a focus on meaningful communication and the development of learners’ communicative competence”. Hence, integrated instructions, especially content-based and task-based instructions have gained special consideration. As far as we know, content-based and task-base instructions are becoming



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