Technology integrated TBLT for engineering students
D Swathi Patnaik, L Manjula Davidson
The ultimate goal of any methodology of language teaching is to provide learners with authentic contexts to use the target language and improve their communicative competence. Task based language teaching (TBLT) integrated with technology attempts to design technology incorporated tasks that enable to achieve this goal. The paper discusses the positive impact of technology on language learning and elucidates the benefits of technology integrated tasks and its limitations. It presents the review of literature in the area of technology mediated TBLT. The paper explores the various platforms that technology offers to design tasks for the learners to simulate real and authentic use of target language that end in meaningful learning. The paper also justifies the suitability of engineering communication skills program as an ideal context to implement technology integrated TBLT.