Task-Based Language Education: From Theory to Practice by Kris van den BrandenTask-Based Language Education: From Theory to Practice by Kris van den Branden

Task-Based Language Education: From Theory to Practice

EditorKris van den Branden

Paperback | October 23, 2006

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Task-based language teaching (TBLT) has been attracting the attention of researchers, curriculum developers, teacher trainers and language teachers for many years. However, much of the available literature and research has been from a psycholinguistic perspective, driven by the desire to understand how people acquire a second language. Far less research has been carried out as to whether TBLT works for real teachers and real learners in a classroom environment. This book aims to offer a unique contribution by uniting a discussion of task-based pedagogical principles with descriptions of their application to real life language education problems. It provides an account of the many challenges and obstacles that the implementation of TBLT raises and discusses the different options for overcoming them. The book contains a substantial body of research from Flanders, where the implementation of TBLT has been a nationwide project for fifteen years in primary, secondary and adult education.
Title:Task-Based Language Education: From Theory to PracticeFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:296 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.63 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:October 23, 2006Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:052168952X

ISBN - 13:9780521689526


Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Task-based language teaching in a nutshell, Chapter 2 From needs to tasks: Language learning needs in a task-based approach, Chapter 3 Tasks for absolute beginners ... and beyond: Developing and sequencing tasks at basic proficiency levels, Chapter 4 Developing language tasks for primary and secondary education, Chapter 5 Task-based language teaching in science education and vocational training, 6 TBLT and ICT: Developing and assessing interactive multimedia for task-based language teaching, Chapter 7 Developing and introducing task-based language tests, Chapter 8 The role of the teacher in TBLT, Chapter 9 A box full of feelings: Promoting infants' second language acquisition all day long, Chapter 10 Teacher training: Task-based as well?

Editorial Reviews

"The book offers an excellent discussion of task-based language teaching and the ways in which it can be used in language classrooms...The chapters are well-organized and are well-written in clear and accessible language...I found this book highly informative."
Hossein Nassaji, The Modern Language Journal