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Second Language Acquisition and Task-Based Language Teaching

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  • ISBN-13: 9780470658932
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • Release Date: Sep 22, 2014
  • Edition: 1
  • Pages: 456 pages
  • Dimensions: 1.1 x 9.9 x 7.0 inches


This book offers an in-depth explanation of Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) and the methods necessary to implement it in the language classroom successfully.

  • Combines a survey of theory and research in instructed second language acquisition (ISLA) with insights from language teaching and the philosophy of education
  • Details best practice for TBLT programs, including discussion of learner needs and means analysis; syllabus design; materials writing; choice of methodological principles and pedagogic procedures; criterion-referenced, task-based performance assessment; and program evaluation
  • Written by an esteemed scholar of second language acquisition with over 30 years of research and classroom experience
  • Considers diffusion of innovation in education and the potential impact of TBLT on foreign and second language learning

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