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ERIC Number: ED430389
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Oct-31
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Current Task-Based Language Teaching: Some Issues and Models.
Brown, Steven
This paper examines disagreement over how second language learning tasks create conditions needed for language acquisition by exploring and comparing three second language acquisition theories: input-based; output-based; and interactionist. Each theory is described, and some new conclusions are drawn. It is argued that a task should: be meaningful; be cognitively appropriate; be fun; involve all participants in coming to a clear, defined conclusion; and allow for a planning stage. To accomplish the task, students need: support, through language boxes; different ways to say things; training in classroom feedback language; and pre-teaching. Contains 20 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Ohio Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (Dublin, OH, October 1998).