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ERIC Number: EJ1062578
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1692-5777
Using Tasks to Assess Spanish Language Learning
Herrera Mosquera, Leonardo
GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, n6 p147-158 Nov 2012
The methodology of Task-based teaching (TBT) has been positively regarded by many researchers and language teachers around the world. Yet, this language teaching methodology has been mainly implemented in English as a second language (ESL) classrooms and in English for specific purpose (ESP) courses; and more specifically with advanced-level learners. The present experimental research study aimed at proving the feasibility of a Task-Based Assessment (TBA) approach in a different learning context: A beginning Spanish class. That is to say, contrary to the traditional TBT-TBA implementation, the experiment was conducted in a foreign language class with students bearing a low level of language proficiency. The research produced positive results in terms of students' linguistic and communicative performance.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Grade 7; Elementary Education; Grade 8
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Language: English
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