NON-ENGLISH MAJOR STUDENTS’ LEARNING ENGAGEMENT IN TASK-BASED LANGUAGE LEARNING
This paper presents the findings of a quantitative study exploring non-English major students’ learning engagement in task-based language learning (TBLL) in the context of a university in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province. This study involved 200 non-English-major students in answering questionnaires. The SPSS software was employed to process the data. The findings revealed that non-English major students had a high level of learning engagement in TBLL. Three major factors, viz. teacher-related factors, learning contextrelated factors and student-related factors were believed to positively affect their learning engagement in TBLL. Among three factor groups, with their distinctive features, learning context-related factors proved to be the most crucial one in the TBLL class, while teacherrelated factors and student-related factors played an indispensable role in enhancing students' speaking competence and motivating them to speak English. Additionally, this study also showed that the more students got involved in TBLL, the more positively their learning engagement in TBLL was affected by the three named factor groups.