About The Book
This book draws on principles of task-based language teaching (TBLT) to provide English language teachers with a short, practical guide for using tasks in the classroom. It addresses questions of what is a task, why teach with tasks, and how to implement task-based lessons. Examples of tasks are provided throughout the book along with examples of learners performing tasks and teachers talking about their task-based teaching. The book is designed to help teachers use tasks more effectively, and to inspire innovation and creativity in their teaching. Task-based teaching has great potential for improving language learning outcomes and for motivating and engaging learners, whether beginners or advanced learners, children or adults.
About The Author
Jonathan Newton is an Associate Professor and Programme Director for the MA in TESOL/Applied Linguistics at the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies (LALS), Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He began his teaching career in China, and has worked with teachers from across Asia for more than three decades. He has published four books and more than 60 book chapters and articles on teaching English as a second/foreign language. His scholarship spans task-based language teaching (TBLT), teaching listening and speaking, teaching vocabulary, and teaching for intercultural competence.
Title: Using Tasks in Language Teaching
Author: Jonathan Newton
Publisher: SEAMEO RELC
Book Size: 148.0 mm x 210.0 mm
Genre: Teacher development
Using Tasks in Language Teaching