The Effects of Online Task-Based Learning on the Acquisition of Second Conditional


The present study shows the effects of online Task-Based Learning on the acquisition of grammar topics in EFL context. It discusses the Willis’ (1996, 2012) TBL methodology focus on using tasks which are developed in three stages: pre-task, task cycle and language focus. The experiment was carried out in a private school in one of the biggest cities of Ecuador with 61 participants. The experimental group was taught using tasks. Meanwhile, the control group was taught using activities different from tasks. The findings are based on the result of pre and post-test between two groups through SPSS program. This study proves that Willis’ TBL framework has a positive effect for teaching online and helps to develop and engage a communicative language teaching. Although, it requires long-term planning and serious organizational considerations. Further researches might be in online TBL methodology for children and its effect in affective filter in virtual environments.


Communicative Language Teaching, online Task-Based Learning, TBL methodology, virtual environments

[1] Erika Tenezaca declares that she has no conflict of interest. The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of the researcher.

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