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Tasks in Language Teaching: Theory and Practice

Marilisa Birello    Escola d'Idiomes Moderns - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona    

Enrico Odelli    Universiteit Leiden, Nederland    

Albert Vilagrasa    Escola Oficial d'Idiomes    

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abstract

This article aims to: present a literature review about Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) for practicing teachers and teachers in preparation; set up a link between TBLT and the guidelines of the Action-Oriented Approach described in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages; and bring together current theory, research and practice. In this paper we define the notion of ‘task’ and we discuss the relationship between TBLT and a communicative language teaching. We also describe a TBLT syllabus, we analyse different instructional sequences, we outline our own framework according to the TBLT criteria and we argue which place the Focus on form must have in it. Additionally we explore which possibilities the Web 2.0 provides to this methodology. The text is illustrated with examples in order to bridge the gap between theory and practice.

Published
March 5, 2018
Submitted
Sept. 18, 2017
Language
IT