Task-based Language Learning and Teaching: Theories and Applications
Task-based language teaching is not new. Prabhu1 used a task-based approach with secondary school classes in Bangalore, India, on his Communicational Teaching Project, beginning in 1979. American Government Language Institutions switched to task-based instruction (TBI) for foreign languages for adults in the early 1980s.2 Some of the teachers writing for this book have been using task-based learning (TBL) for many years and all are convinced of its value. Other teachers and institutions are following suit. So why are people making this change to TBL?
KeywordsLanguage Learning Target Language Language Teaching Task Repetition English Language Teaching
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