This paper proposes a framework on how to implement Task-based Language Teaching (TBLT) in an English for Specific Purposes (ESP) course enhanced with a public speaking training syllabus using a blended learning environment. A case study of implementing TBLT in an English for Computer Science course is suggested to demonstrate the efficiency of the proposed framework, which has been assessed through surveys and interviews conducted at the school of Computer Science, Ecole nationale Supérieure d’Informatique in Algiers, Algeria. The results of the study show that although the proposed framework has been satisfactorily appraised by both students and teachers, in order to successfully implement the framework, teachers need training to gain specialized knowledge, to upgrade their digital competences, and to succeed the role of facilitators in a TBLT classroom relying on both face to face and online modes of delivery.
Senior Lecturer, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Informatique (ESI), Alger, Algeria
TASK-BASED LANGUAGE TEACHING, ENGLISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES, BLENDED LEARNING