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SOURCE: eReflect Pty Ltd
Ultimate Vocabulary confirmed today its support for task-based language teaching as the most effective way of approaching vocabulary acquisition. Unlike theory-based language learning, task-based learning seems to promote language and especially vocabulary acquisition, since it requires the learner’s full and active participation.
New York City, NY (PRWEB) November 25, 2012
A study conducted by the University of Auckland, New Zealand established that despite the fact that the assignments given to students did not require them to actively engage with language, they unconsciously used their language skills and applied the knowledge they gained, resulting in additional skills development. Marc Slater, the founder of Ultimate Vocabulary, expressed his astonishment and satisfaction with these results, saying, “It was already known how focusing on a task rather than learning the language per se has great results, but this study today reaffirms how task-based learning encourages students to engage with language. What's more, having tasks to perform keeps students actively involved in the learning process. This is evidently something that cannot be accomplished with conventional, mainstream learning methods, and we’re glad to know task-based learning is so effective.”
With task-based learning students don’t get inhibited by the considering the additional rules that need to be learned for correct language use; rather, they focus on whichever activity or communicative task is taking place, and pick up the rules of proper English without thinking about it. This takes their stress and nervousness away, allowing students to be more open to learning, often without them being consciously aware of it.
As Slater concludes, “It’s society’s duty to fully promote the integration and dissemination of task-based language learning, if we honestly want our children to learn quickly, efficiently and correctly.”
Because teaching vocabulary can be accomplished through the use of vocabulary software which exclusively focuses on the active participation of the learner, it's ideal for task-based methods. Vocabulary learning is a large component of language learning, and if it can be mastered through task-based learning then students will be able to master all other aspects of language just as easily.
Language learning that involves listen-and-do activities provides all necessary preconditions for learners to be in contact with language in a non-intimidating and learning-friendly manner. Now that there's proof of this successful method, schools and parents need to focus on putting these theories into practice and helping students learn language in this widely effective and engaging process.
For more information on this review and how you can benefit from Ultimate Vocabulary, please visit its official website, http://www.ultimatevocabulary.com.
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