This book was written for language teachers by language teachers, with a view to encouraging readers to use more tasks in their lessons, and to explore for themselves various aspects of task-based teaching and learning. It gives insights into ways in which tasks can be designed, adapted and implemented in a range of teaching contexts and illustrates ways in which tasks and task-based learning can be investigated as a research activity. Practicing language teachers and student professionals in graduate TESOL and Applied Linguistics programs will find this a rich resource of varied experience in the classroom and a stimulus to their own qualitative studies.
Title: Teachers Exploring Tasks in English Language Teaching
Categories: Teaching ELT,
Publisher: United States, Palgrave USA: 21/Mar/2005
ISBN Number: 1403945578
ISBN Number 13: 9781403945570
Seller ID: 7425
Description: Illustrations 312 Task-based learning ( TBL) is rapidly gaining popularity , but what actually happens when we use communication tasks in real language classrooms? In this collection, p teachers of English as a second or foreign language describe how they implemented TBL with learners of various ages and in a range of contexts. They explore the interaction and language use stimulated by tasks and investigate the effect of variables such as task type, planning time and repetition. This book offers a wealth of practical ideas for teachers keen to experiment with a task-based approach. In addition, course tutors, teacher trainers and participants on Certificate, Diploma or Masters programs will find stimulating suggestions for classroom-based projects and assignments and a useful collection of classroom transcripts that can be used for detailed study, or simply as a fascinating glimpse into the language produced by learners and fluent speakers when engaged in genuine communication. (ISBN: 9781403945570 - When referring to this item please quote our stock ID: 7425)