LINGUIST List 31.2453

Mon Aug 03 2020

Books: Using Tasks in Second Language Teaching: Lambert, Oliver (eds.)

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Date: 15-Jul-2020
From: Flo McClelland <flomultilingual-matters.com>
Subject: Using Tasks in Second Language Teaching: Lambert, Oliver (eds.)
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Title: Using Tasks in Second Language Teaching
Subtitle: Practice in Diverse Contexts
Series Title: Second Language Acquisition
Published: 2020
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
                http://www.multilingual-matters.com/

Book URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781788929431

Editor: Craig Lambert
Editor: Rhonda Oliver
Hardback: ISBN: 9781788929448 Pages: 368 Price: U.S. $ 159.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781788929448 Pages: 368 Price: U.K. £ 119.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781788929431 Pages: 368 Price: U.S. $ 59.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781788929431 Pages: 368 Price: U.K. £ 39.95
Abstract:

This book examines the use of tasks in second language instruction in a variety of international contexts, and addresses the need for a better understanding of how tasks are used in teaching and program-level decision-making. The chapters consider the key issues, examples, benefits and challenges that teachers, program designers and researchers face in using tasks in a diverse range of contexts around the world, and aim to understand practitioners’ concerns with the relationship between tasks and performance. They provide examples of how tasks are used with learners of different ages and different proficiency levels, in both face-to-face and online contexts. In documenting these uses of tasks, the authors of the various chapters illuminate cultural, educational and institutional factors that can make the effective use of tasks more or less difficult in their particular context.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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