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ERIC Number: EJ834352
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 157
ISSN: ISSN-0957-1736
Task-Based Language Teaching: For the State Secondary FL Classroom?
Bruton, Anthony
Language Learning Journal, v31 n1 p55-68 Sum 2005
The purpose of this article is to evaluate the applicability of task-based language teaching (TBLT) to state secondary foreign language classes. After discussion of method in general, TBLT is defined and its particularities described. Tasks are assessed as the basis for syllabus and then as the basis for method. In both cases, the proposals are outlined, their rationales summarised and they are evaluated. The evaluations show many potential limitations of TBLT, especially when it comes to the sources of new language and the maintenance of accuracy. Some of the previous discussion, some aspects of language learning and teaching relevant to TBLT are covered in an extensive section on research findings. Given the limitation of TBLT, an alternative perspective is outlined. A crucial factor in methodological decision-making in FL teaching must be proficiency level. (Contains 3 figures, 2 tables, and 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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