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ERIC Number: ED475019
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
Pages: 48
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Task-Based Language Instruction: An Effective Means of Achieving Integration of Skills and Meaningful Language Use.
Furuta, Junichi
This paper describes task based language instruction (TBLI) in Japanese secondary education, focusing on: (1) "English Education in Japanese Senior High Schools: The Status Quo and the Future" (e.g., teacher centered instruction, teaching four communication skills separately without a real communicative purpose, and the approach of Japan's new course of study, which seeks more communication and more integration of four communication skills); (2) "Theoretical Basis for Using Integrated Communicative Approaches in Second Language Teaching" (characteristics of first language use and application of first language characteristics in second or foreign language learning); (3) "Task-Based Language Instruction: A Way to Achieve Our Goals" (TBLI and how it fulfills national requirements and implementing a TBLI approach); and (4) "Implementing TBLI in Japan" (practical suggestions for designing and implementing task-based teaching and samples of task-based teaching plans for use in Japan). Five appendixes present teaching materials. (Contains 27 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Japan