Second Language Acquisition And Task Based Language Teaching

Author: Mike Long
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118882210
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Second Language Acquisition And Task Based Language Teaching from the Author: Mike Long. 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 learning

Fremdsprachenerwerb Fremdsprachendidaktik

Author: Jörg Roche
Publisher: UTB
ISBN: 382524038X
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Fremdsprachenerwerb Fremdsprachendidaktik from the Author: Jörg Roche. Der Band stellt die Grundfragen, Grundkonzepte und Grundpositionen der Fremdsprachendidaktik unter Einbeziehung linguistischer, psycholinguistischer, lernpsychologischer und interkultureller Aspekte ĂŒbersichtlich und anschaulich dar. Er nimmt dabei stets unmittelbar auf die Lern- und Lehrpraxis Bezug. Zahlreiche Beispiele aus verschiedenen Sprachen und eine FĂŒlle von Illustrationen erleichtern den Zugang ebenso wie die unkomplizierte Sprache. Fachbegriffe und Fachpositionen werden leicht verstĂ€ndlich erklĂ€rt und ZusammenhĂ€nge zwischen ihnen immer wieder hergestellt. Die dritte Auflage berĂŒcksichtigt die neuesten Entwicklungen in der Fremdsprachendidaktik, insbesondere die Mehrsprachigkeitsdidaktik und kognitive Aspekte der Sprachvermittlung.

Second Language Task Complexity

Author: Peter Robinson
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027207194
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Second Language Task Complexity from the Author: Peter Robinson. Understanding how task complexity affects second language learning, interaction and spoken and written performance is essential to informed decisions about task design and sequencing in TBLT programs. The chapters in this volume all examine evidence for claims of the Cognition Hypothesis that complex tasks should promote greater accuracy and complexity of speech and writing, as well as more interaction, and learning of information provided in the input to task performance, than simpler tasks. Implications are drawn concerning the basic pedagogic claim of the Cognition Hypothesis, that tasks should be sequenced for learners from simple to complex during syllabus design. Containing theoretical discussion of the Cognition Hypothesis, and cutting-edge empirical studies of the effects of task complexity on second language learning and performance, this book will be important reading for language teachers, graduate students and researchers in applied linguistics, second language acquisition, and cognitive and educational psychology.

Planning And Task Performance In A Second Language

Author: Rod Ellis
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 902729464X
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Planning And Task Performance In A Second Language from the Author: Rod Ellis. The last decade has seen a growing body of research investigating various aspects of L2 learners’ performance of tasks. This book focuses on one task implementation variable: planning. It considers theories of how opportunities to plan a task affect performance and tests claims derived from these theories in a series of empirical studies. The book examines different types of planning (i.e. task rehearsal, pre-task planning and within-task planning), addressing both what learners do when they plan and the effects of the different types of planning on L2 production. The choice of planning as the variable for investigation in this book is motivated both by its importance for current theorizing about L2 acquisition (in particular with regard to cognitive theories that view acquisition in terms of information processing) and its utility to language teachers and language testers, for unlike many other constructs in SLA ‘planning’ lends itself to external manipulation. The study of planning, then, provides a suitable forum for demonstrating the interconnectedness of theory, research and pedagogy in SLA.

Task Based Language Teaching In Foreign Language Contexts

Author: Ali Shehadeh
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027207232
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Task Based Language Teaching In Foreign Language Contexts from the Author: Ali Shehadeh. This volume extends the Task-Based Language Teaching: Issues, Research and Practice books series by deliberately exploring the potential of task-based language teaching (TBLT) in a range of EFL contexts. It is specifically devoted to providing empirical accounts about how TBLT practice is being developed and researched in diverse educational contexts, particularly where English is not the dominant language. By including contributions from settings as varied as Japan, China, Korea, Venezuela, Turkey, Spain, and France, this collection of 13 studies provides strong indications that the research and implementation of TBLT in EFL settings is both on the rise and interestingly diverse, not least because it must respond to the distinct contexts, constraints, and possibilities of foreign language learning. The book will be of interest to SLA researchers and students in applied linguistics and TESOL. It will also be of value to course designers and language teachers who come from a broad range of formal and informal educational settings encompassing a wide range of ages and types of language learners.

Second Language Acquisition In Multilingual And Mixed Ability Indian Classrooms

Author: Vaishna Narang
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 8132226046
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Second Language Acquisition In Multilingual And Mixed Ability Indian Classrooms from the Author: Vaishna Narang. This book discusses current research on learning theories and pedagogical practices in second language acquisition, and tries to bridge the gap between the two. Second language acquisition is perceived as the study of the relationship between input, intake and output in a particular task performance, and Indian classrooms are the context for the research studies in this book. The empirical studies discussed in this book are based on two tasks: seminar speech task (SST) and written test performance task (WTPT). The pedagogical practices discussed cover three specific areas: tasks, skills, and strategies. The study focuses on text input processing for written versus spoken tasks, at various levels of task performance, and for language versus information. The authors discuss, among other issues, various elements of second language speech production, teachers’ evaluation of communicative versus form-focused tasks, and task-based versus proficiency-based performance. As a study located in multilingual and mixed ability classrooms, this work provides immense insights to teacher-educators and researchers working in ESL settings with learners from diverse backgrounds.

Task Based Language Teaching From The Teachers Perspective

Author: Martin East
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027281823
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Task Based Language Teaching From The Teachers Perspective from the Author: Martin East. Task-based language teaching (TBLT) is being encouraged as part of a major overhaul of the entire school languages curriculum in New Zealand. However, teachers often struggle with understanding what TBLT is, and how to make TBLT work in classrooms. Using the stories that emerged from a series of interviews with teachers (the curriculum implementers) and with advisors (the curriculum leaders), this book highlights the possibilities for TBLT innovation in schools. It also identifies the constraints, and proposes how these might be addressed. The result is a book that, whilst rooted in a particular local context, provides a valuable sourcebook of teacher stories that have relevance for a wide range of people working in a diverse range of contexts. This book will be of genuine interest to all those who wish to understand more about TBLT innovation, and the opportunities and challenges it brings.

Task Based Language Teaching

Author: David Nunan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521840171
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Task Based Language Teaching from the Author: David Nunan. While Designing Tasks underpins this new title, the material has been thoroughly updated and includes four new chapters.

Recent Perspectives On Task Based Language Learning And Teaching

Author: Mohammad Javad Ahmadian
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 1501503391
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Recent Perspectives On Task Based Language Learning And Teaching from the Author: Mohammad Javad Ahmadian. The last three decades have witnessed a growth of interest in research on tasks from various perspectives and numerous books and collections of articles have been published focusing on the notion of task and its utility in different contexts. Nevertheless, what is lacking is a multi-faceted examination of tasks from different important perspectives. This edited volume, with four sections of three chapters each, views tasks and Task-based Language Teaching (TBLT) from four distinct (but complementary) vantage points. In the first section, all chapters view tasks from a cognitive-interactionist angle with each addressing one key facet of either cognition or interaction (or both) in different contexts (CALL and EFL/ESL). Section two hinges on the idea that language teaching and learning is perhaps best conceptualized, understood, and investigated within a complexity theory framework which accounts for the dynamicity and interrelatedness of the variables involved. Viewing TBLT from a sociocultural lens is what connects the chapters included in the third section. Finally, the fourth section views TBLT from pedagogical and curricular vantage points.