Developingthe EFL Writing Skills and Motivation of Preparatory Stage Students via a Task-Based learning Strategy
Nancy Mohamed Abdallah Abdallah, Bahaa El- Din El -Sayed El-Naggar
The chief purpose of the current study was to develop the second-year preparatory stage students’ writing skills and motivation via a task based-learning strategy. Thecurrentstudy adopted the quasiexperimental research design (pre /posttest and experimental and control group). The participants of the study were 80 EFL second year preparatory stage students selectedrandomly from DR. Ahmed Shalaby preparatory school, Abu -Hammad directorate, Sharkia governorate,Egypt. They were equally assigned to two groups , 40 students for the experimental group and 40 for the control one. The data into this study were collected via an EFL writing skills test,that was administered to measure EFL writing skills before and after the treatment, and a writing motivationscale. This study lasted for the period of eight weeks during the first semester of the scholastic year 2019-2020.The results of the study indicated that the task-based learning strategy was effective in enhancing the EFL writing skills of the preparatory stage students and boosting their motivation towards EFL writing.