Second Language Acquisition and Task-Based Language Teaching

Second Language Acquisition and Task-Based Language Teaching

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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 learningThe US Army, for example, publishes a periodically updated Soldiera#39;s Manual of Common Tasks (e.g., U.S. Department of the Army 1994), Skill Level 1 of which deals (in 556 pages) with 86 tasks, such as the following: load an M203 grenade anbsp;...

Title:Second Language Acquisition and Task-Based Language Teaching
Author:Mike Long
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2014-07-31


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