LINGUIST List 13.3070

Sat Nov 23 2002

Books: Applied Linguistics: Keith Johnson

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  1. f.kennedy, Designing Language Teaching Tasks, Keith Johnson

Message 1: Designing Language Teaching Tasks, Keith Johnson

Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2002 15:27:42 +0000
From: f.kennedy <>
Subject: Designing Language Teaching Tasks, Keith Johnson

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Author: Keith Johnson 
Hardback: ISBN: 0333990471, Pages: 208, Price: $45.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0333984862, Pages: 208, Price: $15.99
Designing Language Teaching Tasks provides a research-based account of
how experienced teachers and task designers prepare activities for use
in the language classroom. It gives detailed information on the
procedures which a group of expert materials designers follow, and
compares those procedures with ones used by a second, less experienced
group. The book discusses issues of research methodology in a way
which will be of interest to all students of applied linguistics. It
is written in a clear and comprehensible style, and provides practical
guidance on how to go about designing language teaching activities. As
such it will be relevant to practising teachers and other
professionals who need to write their own teaching tasks, or even
modify already-exisiting tasks for their students. Though the examples
in the book deal with English as a foreign language, what it discusses
will be of interest to teachers of any foreign language.


Acknowledgements - Why Study Task Design - Some Studies in Expertise -
Studying Task Designers at Work - A Look at Two Designers - Designing
Language Teaching Tasks: Beginnings - Designing Language Teaching Tasks:
Middles and Ends - The Good Task Designer: Some Hypotheses - Evaluating and
Teaching Task Design - Appendices - References - Index


Keith Johnson is Professor of Linguistics and Language Education at
Lancaster University. His recent publications include An Introduction
to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching (2001), Encyclopaedic
Dictionary of Applied Linguistics (1998), and Language Teaching and
Skill Learning (1996). He is the founding editor of the journal
Language Teaching Research.

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