File Name: task based language learning and teaching rod ellis 2003 .zip
That is why many may speculate as to the reasons Ellis takes an old issue such as Task-based Language Learning. It is almost 15 years since Yalden stated the need and option to work with single work units and defined them although Ellis dates "task" in language learning back in the sixties as "tasks" or 7 years since Jane Willis outlined a framework for TBLL. Then, why now? A quick literature review shows that TBLL has become an important approach in the last years. To give an example, the ERIC database shows over 50 articles on this issue since the beginning of this third millennium.
Studies in second language acquisition 28 2 , , Studies in second language acquisition 27 2 , , International journal of applied linguistics 19 3 , , Understanding second language acquisition R Ellis Oxford university press , Task-based language learning and teaching R Ellis Oxford university press ,
Task-based language teaching TBLT , also known as task-based instruction TBI , focuses on the use of authentic language and on asking students to do meaningful tasks using the target language. Such tasks can include visiting a doctor, conducting an interview, or calling customer service for help. Assessment is primarily based on task outcome in other words the appropriate completion of real-world tasks rather than on accuracy of prescribed language forms. This makes TBLT especially popular for developing target language fluency and student confidence. Task-based language learning has its origins in communicative language teaching , and is a subcategory of it. Educators adopted task-based language learning for a variety of reasons. Some moved to task-based syllabus in an attempt to develop learner capacity to express meaning,  while others wanted to make language in the classroom truly communicative, rather than the pseudo-communication that results from classroom activities with no direct connection to real-life situations.
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