The exploitation of task-based learning in teaching speaking skills to 11
graders in Hanoi high schools, suburb area – a case-study
Most importantly, I wish to give my special acknowledgement to Ms. TranQuynh Le, my supervisor, who has made a significant contribution to thesuccess of this research. I appreciate her wonderful being, her patience withmy mistakes and the great care that she has given to me.I would also like to thank Ms. Hoang Thi Kim Que, the teacher involved inmy case-study in Cao Ba Quat High school, who has played an important partin data collection process. Her critical comments on the task design andteaching profession are believed to be valuable for the case-study success.Without her passionate devotion, the case-study could not have been donesuccessfully.Besides, my heartfelt thanks would be given to Mr. Roger Bresnihan, Teacher of English at British Council Hanoi, for his considerable support andconstructive comments on my lesson design.It would not be a complete acknowledgement if I forgot thanking 11A1students in Cao Ba Quat High school, five teachers involved in the interviewand other Grader students from Ly Thuong Kiet, Duong Xa, Yen Vien Highschool for their valuable ideas and suggestions as well as their cooperation. No acknowledgement would be complete without thanking my parents whoalways encourage and take care about me. Their love and encouragement is priceless, which inspired me so much in finishing this research.I also want to give acknowledgement to the readers, who will spend their timeanalyzing my paper and providing insightful comments.
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