Second Language Acquisition and Task-Based Language Teaching


Author: Mike Long
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118882210
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 456
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This book offers an in-depth explanation of Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) and the methods necessary to implement it in the language classroom successfully. Combines a survey of theory and research in instructed second language acquisition (ISLA) with insights from language teaching and the philosophy of education Details best practice for TBLT programs, including discussion of learner needs and means analysis; syllabus design; materials writing; choice of methodological principles and pedagogic procedures; criterion-referenced, task-based performance assessment; and program evaluation Written by an esteemed scholar of second language acquisition with over 30 years of research and classroom experience Considers diffusion of innovation in education and the potential impact of TBLT on foreign and second language learning

Second Language Acquisition and Task-Based Language Teaching


Author: Mike Long
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118882067
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 456
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This book offers an in-depth explanation of Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) and the methods necessary to implement it in the language classroom successfully. Combines a survey of theory and research in instructed second language acquisition (ISLA) with insights from language teaching and the philosophy of education Details best practice for TBLT programs, including discussion of learner needs and means analysis; syllabus design; materials writing; choice of methodological principles and pedagogic procedures; criterion-referenced, task-based performance assessment; and program evaluation Written by an esteemed scholar of second language acquisition with over 30 years of research and classroom experience Considers diffusion of innovation in education and the potential impact of TBLT on foreign and second language learning

Task-based Language Learning and Teaching


Author: Rod Ellis,Professor Rod Ellis,Rod
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780194421591
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 387
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This book explores the relationship between research, teaching, and tasks, and seeks to clarify the issues raised by recent work in this field. The book shows how research and task-based teaching can mutually inform each other and illuminate the areas of task-based course design, methodology, and assessment. The author brings an accessible style and broad scope to an area of contemporary importance to both SLA and language pedagogy.

Task-Based Language Teaching in Foreign Language Contexts

Research and Implementation
Author: Ali Shehadeh,Christine A. Coombe
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027207232
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 364
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This volume extends the Task-Based Language Teaching: Issues, Research and Practice books series by deliberately exploring the potential of task-based language teaching (TBLT) in a range of EFL contexts. It is specifically devoted to providing empirical accounts about how TBLT practice is being developed and researched in diverse educational contexts, particularly where English is not the dominant language. By including contributions from settings as varied as Japan, China, Korea, Venezuela, Turkey, Spain, and France, this collection of 13 studies provides strong indications that the research and implementation of TBLT in EFL settings is both on the rise and interestingly diverse, not least because it must respond to the distinct contexts, constraints, and possibilities of foreign language learning. The book will be of interest to SLA researchers and students in applied linguistics and TESOL. It will also be of value to course designers and language teachers who come from a broad range of formal and informal educational settings encompassing a wide range of ages and types of language learners.

Reflections on Task-Based Language Teaching


Author: Dr. Rod Ellis
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1788920155
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 309
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Task-based language teaching is now a well-established pedagogic approach but problematic issues remain, such as whether it is appropriate for all learners and in all instructional contexts. This book draws on the author’s experience of working with teachers, together with his knowledge of relevant research and theory, to examine the key issues. It proposes flexible ways in which tasks can be designed and implemented in the language classroom to address the problems that teachers often face with task-based language teaching. It will appeal to researchers and teachers who are interested in task-based language teaching and the practical and theoretical issues involved. It will also be of interest to students and researchers working in the areas of applied linguistics, TESOL and second language acquisition.

Recent Perspectives on Task-Based Language Learning and Teaching


Author: Mohammad Ahmadian,María del Pilar García Mayo
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 1501503391
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 299
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The last three decades have witnessed a growth of interest in research on tasks from various perspectives and numerous books and collections of articles have been published focusing on the notion of task and its utility in different contexts. Nevertheless, what is lacking is a multi-faceted examination of tasks from different important perspectives. This edited volume, with four sections of three chapters each, views tasks and Task-based Language Teaching (TBLT) from four distinct (but complementary) vantage points. In the first section, all chapters view tasks from a cognitive-interactionist angle with each addressing one key facet of either cognition or interaction (or both) in different contexts (CALL and EFL/ESL). Section two hinges on the idea that language teaching and learning is perhaps best conceptualized, understood, and investigated within a complexity theory framework which accounts for the dynamicity and interrelatedness of the variables involved. Viewing TBLT from a sociocultural lens is what connects the chapters included in the third section. Finally, the fourth section views TBLT from pedagogical and curricular vantage points.

Cognitive Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, and Foreign Language Teaching


Author: Michel Achard,Susanne Niemeier
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110173574
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 283
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Biographical note: Michel Achard is Associate Professor of French Linguistics at Rice University, USA. Susanne Niemeier is Assistant of English Studies at the University of Bremen, Germany.

Second Language Acquisition and the Younger Learner

Child's Play?
Author: Jenefer Philp,Rhonda Oliver,Alison Mackey
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027219842
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 334
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This new volume of work highlights the distinctiveness of child SLA through a collection of different types of empirical research specific to younger learners. Characteristics of children's cognitive, emotional, and social development distinguish their experiences from those of adult L2 learners, creating intriguing issues for SLA research, and also raising important practical questions regarding effective pedagogical techniques for learners of different ages. While child SLA is often typically thought of as simple (and often enjoyable and universally effortless), in other words, as “child's play”, the complex portraits of young second language learners which emerge in the 16 papers collected in this book invite the reader to reconsider the reality for many younger learners. Chapters by internationally renowned authors together with reports by emerging researchers describe second and foreign language learning by children ranging from pre-schoolers to young adolescents, in home and school contexts, with caregivers, peers, and teachers as interlocutors.

A Practical Guide to Integrating Technology into Task-Based Language Teaching


Author: Marta González-Lloret
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 1626163286
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 96
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However exciting new technologies and educational tools may seem, they can become solely for entertainment unless their design, use, and evaluation are guided by principles of education and language development. Task-based Language Teaching (TBLT) provides an excellent approach for teachers who want to realize the potential of technology to engage learners and improve language learning inside and outside the classroom. This practical guide shows teachers how to successfully incorporate technology into TBLT in the classroom and to develop technology-mediated materials. Whether the goal is to conduct a needs analysis, to develop classroom or homework materials, or to implement a new approach of student assessment, A Practical Guide to Integrating Technology into Task-Based Language Teaching will be a welcome resource for language teachers at all levels. Designed for use in the classroom as well as for independent study, the book includes reflective questions, activities, and further reading at the end of each chapter. Examples of units in Chinese, Spanish, ESL, and the hospitality industry are provided. Georgetown Digital Shorts—longer than an article, shorter than a book—deliver timely works of peer-reviewed scholarship for a fast-paced world. They present new ideas and original content that are easily digestable for students, scholars, and general readers.

Task-Based Language Learning and Teaching with Technology


Author: Michael Thomas,Hayo Reinders
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441138749
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 272
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This edited collection considers the relationship between task-based language teaching (TBLT) and technology-enhanced learning. TBLT is concerned with a number of macro-tasks such as information gathering and problem-solving as well as evaluative tasks, all of which are increasingly available via online and Web-based technologies. Technology Enhanced Learning refers to a broad conception of technology use in the language classroom and incorporates a range of interactive learning technologies such as Interactive Whiteboards and mobile learning devices.The popularity of Web 2.0 technologies (blogs, wikis, social networking sites, podcasting, virtual worlds), as well as practical applications of mobile learning, place a fresh emphasis on creating project-orientated language learning tasks with a clear real-world significance for learners of foreign languages. This book examines the widespread interest in these new technology-enhanced learning environments and looks at how they are being used to promote task-based learning. This book will appeal to practioners and researchers in applied linguistics, second language acquisition and education studies.

Task-Based Language Learning


Author: Peter Robinson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444350234
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 230
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Task-Based Language Teaching


Author: David Nunan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521840171
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 222
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While Designing Tasks underpins this new title, the material has been thoroughly updated and includes four new chapters.

Second Language Learning and Language Teaching


Author: Vivian Cook
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113463952X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 288
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The fourth edition of this classic textbook has been revised to reflect recent developments in language teaching and learning yet retains the basic structure and approach so popular with its readers. Teaching and learning content has been updated, particularly taking into account the rise of task-based learning, Conversational Analysis and social models of second language acquisition, changes in national syllabuses and examinations and the increasing controversy over the role of the native speaker target. Each chapter has been revised to stand alone, enabling the text to be taught and studied out of sequence if preferred. A set of focussing questions has also been added to each and further reading sections have been updated. In addition, icons appear throughout the text signalling where extra information - summaries, data, lecture notes, test batteries and more - can be found on the author's accompanying website, www.routledge.com/cw/cook. Second Language Learning and Language Teaching remains the essential textbook for all student teachers of modern languages and TESOL as well as applied linguistics.

Using Tasks in Second Language Teaching

Practice in Diverse Contexts
Author: Craig Lambert,Rhonda Oliver
Publisher: Second Language Acquisition
ISBN: 9781788929431
Category: Education
Page: 344
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This book examines the use of tasks in second language instruction in a variety of international contexts, and addresses the need for a better understanding of how tasks are used in teaching and program-level decision-making. The chapters consider the key issues, examples, benefits and challenges that teachers, program designers and researchers face in using tasks in a diverse range of contexts around the world, and aim to understand practitioners' concerns with the relationship between tasks and performance. They provide examples of how tasks are used with learners of different ages and different proficiency levels, in both face-to-face and online contexts. In documenting these uses of tasks, the authors of the various chapters illuminate cultural, educational and institutional factors that can make the effective use of tasks more or less difficult in their particular context.

Handbook of Research on Computer-Enhanced Language Acquisition and Learning


Author: Zhang, Felicia,Barber, Beth
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1599048965
Category: Education
Page: 614
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Provides comprehensive coverage of successful translation of language learning designs utilizing ICT in practical learning contexts. Offers the latest knowledge related to research on computer-enhanced language acquisition and learning.

Applications of Task-based Learning in TESOL


Author: Ali Shehadeh,Christine Anne Coombe
Publisher: Teachers of English to
ISBN: 9781931185684
Category: Education
Page: 206
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Why are many teachers around the world moving toward task-based learning (TBL)? This shift is based on the strong belief that TBL facilitates second language acquisition and makes second language learning and teaching more principled and effective. Based on insights gained from using tasks as research tools, this volume shows how teachers can use tasks as teaching tools. Task-based pair and group activities ensure that students take responsibility for much of the work and have greater involvement in the learning process. At the same time, such activities free the teacher to focus on monitoring students and providing relevant feedback. Contributors to this volume found that using task-based applications in their classrooms builds a sense of community, develops critical thinking skills and intercultural communicative competence, increases cultural awareness, and encourages cooperation, all of which prepare learners to engage in real-world language and culture. In addition, this volume inspires with ideas from teachers who skillfully integrated technology with task-based learning using video and audio recordings, music, and the Internet, including Web 2.0 tools.

Second Language Task-Based Performance

Theory, Research, Assessment
Author: Peter Skehan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317245008
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 360
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Second Language Task-Based Performance is the first book to synthesize Peter Skehan’s theoretical and empirical contributions in one place. Exploring three distinct themes in each section (theory, empirical studies, and assessment), this influential body of work is organized in such a way that it provides an updated reflection on the material and makes it relevant to today’s researchers. In each section, an early publication is matched by at least one later publication, followed by a newly written commentary chapter, the combination of which provides the important function of offering a wider-ranging discussion. This book is an invaluable resource for researchers interested in second language task-based research or second language acquisition more generally.

Handbook of Research in Second Language Teaching and Learning


Author: Eli Hinkel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135636451
Category: Education
Page: 1176
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This landmark volume provides a broad-based, state-of-the-art overview of current knowledge and research into second language teaching and learning. Fifty-seven chapters are organized in eight thematic sections: *social contexts of second language learning; *research methodologies in second-language learning, acquisition, and teaching; *contributions of applied linguistics to the teaching and learning of second language skills; *second language processes and development; *teaching methods and curricula; *issues in second or foreign language testing and assessment; *identity, culture, and critical pedagogy in second language teaching and learning; and *important considerations in language planning and policies. The Handbook of Research in Second Language Teaching and Learning is intended for researchers, practitioners, graduate students, and faculty in teacher education and applied linguistics programs; teachers; teacher trainers; teacher trainees; curriculum and material developers; and all other professionals in the field of second language teaching and learning.

Second Language Teaching & Learning


Author: David Nunan
Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 330
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Second Language Teaching and Learning is a practical guide to the methodology of task-based language instruction. Replete with illustrative scenarios and topics for discussion and writing, this professional title provides the pedagogical overview that ESL/EFL teachers need to teach with Atlas, Go For It!, Listen In, and Expressions!