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ERIC Number: EJ809896
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0951-0893
Student Use of the Mother Tongue in the Task-Based Classroom
Carless, David
ELT Journal, v62 n4 p331-338 Oct 2008
This article draws on an interview study with teachers and teacher educators on the topic of the feasibility of task-based teaching for implementation in schools. It focuses on a single theme from the study: student use of the mother tongue. A number of dimensions are addressed: the extent of classroom interaction in English in the context under review; informants' perspectives on mother tongue use; strategies for encouraging use of the target language; and relevant implications for teaching methodology. The conclusion calls for a balanced and flexible view of student use of the mother tongue. Some avenues for further exploration are also sketched, in particular the need to investigate the relationship between task-types and mother tongue use.
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Language: English
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