The Importance Of Speaking In The Classroom

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Speaking is regarded as the hardest skill among the 4 language skills because it requires great bravery and preparation for language production. Students' personalities may determine how fast they attain this skill. For instance, it takes time for learners who are shy to speak confidently, but the mistakes they make will be just a few. In contrast, learners who are brave will take full advantage to speak the target language as much as they can, but they may not recognize the mistakes in their speech. Students may consider whether speaking a lots with mistakes or thinking carefully to reduce errors is better. In this situation, students should be motivated that speaking as much as they can is better than caring too much about the language structures.
Lacking learners' involvement in speaking activities is the present problem in language classrooms. Several learners feel uncomfortable to speak when someone is listening to and looking at them. Some of them refuse to speak and just keep quiet. They feel uneasy to speak a new language. During the speaking practice, most learners are afraid that their mistakes may
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Task-based instruction stresses the importance of the task role in this process. Classroom activities become more necessary because EFL (English as a foreign language) learners only have few chances for practicing speaking the target language outside school, (Nunan, 1989). There are some studies that examine the use of task-based instruction concentrating on communicative competence such as the Malaysian Communication Syllabus and the Bangalore/Madras Communicational Teaching Project ( 1975, Beretta & Davies, cited in Richard & Rodgers, 2001 ; Prabhu, 1987). Nevertheless, research studies on the task-based instruction used in teaching a particular skill like speaking are just a few. Hence, this paper aims to discuss and contribute information about the use of TBI in teaching
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