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The Effect of Task-based Language Teaching on Senior High School Students’ English Learning Motivation

Yingshan Xu


With the promulgation of the English Curriculum Standards for General Senior High Schools (2017 Edition Revised in
2020), the creation and application of authentic situations is highly valued. Task-based language teaching is student-oriented, task-driven,
meaning-centered, and emphasizes “learning by doing”, which provides a platform for students to learn in authentic contexts, promotes
students’ use of what they have learned to solve real problems and improves their motivation to learn English. This paper discusses the
concepts of task and task-based language teaching, and the research related to task-based language teaching on students’ motivation to learn
English. Finally, it proposes the strategies to improve students’ motivation to learn English by using task-based language teaching, so as to
fi t the concept of the English Curriculum Standards for General Senior High Schools and to cultivate students’ English core literacy.


task-based language teaching; learning motivation; senior high school English teaching

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/modern-management-forum.v7i10.10700