Coactivity: Philology, Educology / Santalka: Filologija, Edukologija, Vol 14, No 2 (2006)

Text-Based Language Teaching and the Analysis of Tasks Presented in English Course Books for Students of Information Technology and Computing

Valerija Marina
Auksė Marmienė


The paper describes the essential features of a connected text helping to raise learners’ awareness of its structure and organization and improve their skills of reading comprehension. Classroom applications of various approaches to handling texts and text-based activities are also discussed and their main advantages and disadvantages are outlined.Tasks based on text transformation and reconstruction found in the course books of English for students of computing and information technology are analysed and their types are determined. The efficiency of the tasks is determined by considering the experience of the authors gained in using text-based assignments provided in these course books with the students of the above specialities. Some problems encountered in classroom application of the considered text-based tasks are also outlined.

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Article in: Lithuanian

Article published: 2011-04-14

Keyword(s): text-based activities, a connected text, reading comprehension, classroom applications

DOI: 10.3846/coactivity.2006.25

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