Teachers Exploring Tasks in English Language Teaching

  • Corony Edwards
  • Jane Willis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction: Aims and Explorations into Tasks and Task-based Teaching

  3. Implementing Task-based Learning: Contexts and Purposes

  4. Exploring Task Interaction: Helping Learners do Better

  5. Exploring Task Language: Lexical Phrases and Patterns

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-141
    2. Maggie Baigent
      Pages 157-170
  6. Investigating Variables: Task Conditions and Task Types

  7. Epilogue: Teachers Exploring Research

    1. Corony Edwards
      Pages 256-279
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 280-298

About this book


Winner - British Council Innovation in English Language Teaching Award 2006 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. Practising language teachers and student professionals on MA TESOL/Applied Linguistics courses will find this a rich resource of varied experience in the classroom and a stimulus to their own qualitative studies.


English grammar Integration language Language Learning language teaching linguistics Task-based language learning (TBLL)

Editors and affiliations

  • Corony Edwards
    • 1
  • Jane Willis
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for English language StudiesUniversity of BirminghamUK
  2. 2.Department of Languages and European StudiesAston UniversityUK

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