Task-Based Language Teaching: the Case of En 10

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Task-based language teaching (TBLT) is one way of translating some principles of communicative language teaching (CLT) into practice. It offers practical ways of creating a balance in classroom instruction between devel oping 'knowing what' and 'knowing how'. This paper discusses how TBLT methodology is applied in EN 10—an English bridging course at the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines. First, it presents a background of EN 10. Then it describes the specific type of task-based approach—as influenced by ideas from the Philippines English Language Teaching (PELT) Project— that underlies EN 10. Thirdly, it describes the details of TBLT methodology application in the EN 10 course design, classroom practice and learner out put. Finally, this paper presents preliminary information on some of the impact of TBLT-oriented EN 10 on the learners.