Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Management, Education and Social Science

Problems of and Reflections on Task Design in Graduate English Textbooks

Authors
Zhen Wang
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Zhen Wang
Available Online January 2014.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icmess-14.2014.34How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Graduate English textbooks, Task design, Problems, Reflection
Abstract
This survey aims to find the problems of task design in graduate English textbooks. 630 directions of tasks are collected from two textbooks. The analysis shows that the main problems are as follows: first, design concept are based on language knowledge to ignore language application ability; second, design objective stresses language forms more than language meanings; third, design contents stress language knowledge more than humanistic quality; forth, design goal stress individual-skill tasks more than integrated ones, fifth, present forms of tasks are simple, mainly words without the use of pictures, audio and video materials.
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Proceedings
2014 International Conference on Management, Education and Social Science (ICMESS 2014)
Part of series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
January 2014
ISBN
978-90786-77-98-7
ISSN
1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icmess-14.2014.34How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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