LINGUIST List 16.228

Tue Jan 25 2005

Books: Applied Linguistics: Leaver, Willis

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Message 1: Task-Based Instruction in Foreign Language Education: Leaver, Willis

Date: 24-Jan-2005
From: Gina Lindquist <gla2georgetown.edu>
Subject: Task-Based Instruction in Foreign Language Education: Leaver, Willis


Title: Task-Based Instruction in Foreign Language Education 
 Subtitle: Practices and Programs 
 Publication Year: 2004 
 Publisher: Georgetown University Press
     http://www.press.georgetown.edu
 
 
 Book URL: http://press.georgetown.edu/detail.html?id=1589010280
 
 Author: Betty Lou Leaver
 Author: Jane R. Willis
 
 Paperback: ISBN: 1589010280 Pages: 344 Price: U.S. $ 29.95
 
 
 Abstract:
 
 Task-based language instruction has proven to be highly effective, but
 surprisingly underutilized. Theory can only go so far and hands-on
 experience can greatly speed and enhance the learning of a second language.
 Nineteen talented instructors who have successfully implemented task-based
 programs explain the principles behind the programs, discuss how problems
 were resolved, and share details on class activities and program design.
 Each chapter takes the reader through the different stages in designing and
 setting up such programs, adjusting them, and appraising and testing them
 in normal classroom conditions. This book covers TBI syllabus and program
 design and is based on actual classroom experience. Any one of the courses
 or programs discussed can serve as models for others. Many of the
 contributors are highly respected practitioners who are presenting their
 programs for the first time, while others are regular participants in
 today's ongoing dialogue about teaching methods.
 
 Full of concrete, adaptable models of task-based language teaching drawn
 from a number of countries and eleven different languages--including Arabic,
 Chinese, Czech, English, French, German, Korean, Spanish, and
 Ukrainian--Task-Based Instruction in Foreign Language Education presents
 proven, real-world, practical courses and programs; and includes web-based
 activities. It demonstrates useful and practical ways to engage students
 far beyond what can be learned from reading textbook dialogue. TBI involves
 the student directly with the language being taught via cognitively
 engaging activities that reflect authentic and purposeful use of language,
 resulting in language-learning experiences that are pleasurable and effective.
 
 For all instructors seeking to help their learners enhance their
 understanding and grasp of the foreign language they are learning,
 Task-Based Instruction in Foreign Language Education is a rich and
 rewarding hands-on guide to effective and transformative learning. 
 
 
 
 Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
 
 Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard (ABV)
                      Chinese, Mandarin (CHN)
                      Czech (CZC)
                      English (ENG)
                      French (FRN)
                      German, Standard (GER)
                      Korean (KKN)
                      Spanish (SPN)
                      Ukrainian (UKR)
 
 
 Written In: English  (ENG)
 
 See this book announcement on our website: 
 http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=13131

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