Integrated Task to improve English Speaking Skill

  • Jeaneth Barrionuevo Villacrés Universidad Católica de Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador
  • Oscar Vanegas Quishpi Universidad Católica de Cuenca
  • Karina Otavalo Alvarado Universidad Católica de Cuenca


The Integrated-Tasks are teaching-learning strategies which allow the teacher to use different activities in the classroom to improve their level of English and facilitate the acquisition of knowledge linking to the social interaction in the classroom. These activities impact the student and his way of working since the tasks are important components to develop the communicative competence and facilitate the learning of a second language or foreign language.The following research work is qualitative and quantitative, with fourteen students of the third year of Bachillerato of the National Chordeleg School 2017 school year that, through the application of the meaningful and Integrated-tasks to the four competitions through exercises, the students improved their skills in speaking, writing, reading and listening in the English language, however this study reflects students got a better level in reading skill, more than in speaking skill which was expected.

Keywords: Integrated task; pedagogical research; methodology; language instruction




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