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ERIC Number: EJ1123033
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0826-435X
Where Good Pedagogical Ideas Come From: The Story of an EAP Task
Light, Justine; Ranta, Leila
TESL Canada Journal, v33 n2 p59-68 2016
Teachers using a task-based language teaching (TBLT) approach are always searching for learning tasks that have the potential to prepare learners for the real world. In this article, we describe how an authentic academic assignment for graduate students in a teaching English as a second language (TESL) course was transformed into a task-based lesson for undergraduate English for academic purposes (EAP) students. We provide a brief review of TBLT and how it fits in with the goals of EAP programming. We then describe the original academic task, followed by a detailed overview of the EAP lesson and reflections on its implementation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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