Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Education, ICE 2019, 27-28 September 2019, Universitas Muhammadiyah Purworejo, Indonesia

Research Article

The Effect of Online Task-Based Language Teaching on EFL Writing

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.28-9-2019.2291123,
        author={Tusino  Tusino and Abdurrachman  Faridi and Mursid  Saleh and Sri Wuli Fitriati},
        title={The Effect of Online Task-Based Language Teaching  on EFL Writing },
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Education, ICE 2019, 27-28 September 2019, Universitas Muhammadiyah Purworejo, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICE},
        year={2020},
        month={2},
        keywords={mixed methods study online task-based language teaching writing},
        doi={10.4108/eai.28-9-2019.2291123}
    }
    
  • Tusino Tusino
    Abdurrachman Faridi
    Mursid Saleh
    Sri Wuli Fitriati
    Year: 2020
    The Effect of Online Task-Based Language Teaching on EFL Writing
    ICE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.28-9-2019.2291123
Tusino Tusino1,*, Abdurrachman Faridi1, Mursid Saleh1, Sri Wuli Fitriati1
  • 1: Universitas Negeri Semarang
*Contact email: tusino_1982@yahoo.com

Abstract

The advancement of technology provides language teachers to create innovative learning environments for their students. This study aims at describing the effect of online task-based language teaching on writing performance and revealing the students’ perceptions towards its implementation in EFL writing course. This study employed a mixed-methods study with explanatory design. Twenty six undergraduate students majoring English program participated in this study. The instruments used were writing tests and semi-structured interviews in the writing course. The interviews consisting of five items were assigned to describe students’ perceptions towards the implementation of online TBLT in writing class. Data collections were taken from the results of writing tests and interviews. The quantitative data were analyzed using paired sample t-test. A thematic analysis is used to process qualitative data. The results reveal that there are greater improvements of post-test compared to pre-test in terms of overall writing skills, and the subscales of grammar, mechanics, and vocabulary. Students perceive positive attitudes towards the implementation of task-based language teaching mediated with a Google Classroom tool. Online learning promotes material delivery and assists writing processes in terms of idea construction and revision. Online task-based language teaching is an alternative for teaching online writing integrating between technology and task-based learning.