Dora Chostelidou: Integrating Task-based and Content and Language Integrated Learning in ESP Course Design

Abstract
 
The aim of the present study is to describe the effect of combining TBL (Task-Based Learning) and CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) in the development of an English for Specific Purposes (ESP) course designed for students majoring in Accountancy. A multi-method approach which involved both quantitative and qualitative research methods was adopted. In addition, experimental research design which involved pre- and post-testing was employed. The data provided support for the efficacy of the suggested approach to course design and indicated that there is an inherent connection between ESP and TBL and CLIL.