ERIC Number: ED427537
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Communicative Task-Based Learning: What Does It Resolve?
A discussion of communicative task-based second language learning looks at what differentiates a number of related classroom approaches: (1) two orientations, one focusing on learning-to-communicate and the other on communicating-to-learn; (2) emphasis on input, reception, and analysis in contrast to emphasis on communicative tasks; (3) specification of language content and related tasks; and (4) classroom procedures. The focus is on the teaching of English as a second language. Contains 15 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (Seattle, WA, March 17-21, 1998).