In this presentation Neil will talk you through some of the basic principles and features of pedagogic tasks, both ‘traditional’ and mediated by technologies. Further references are below.
In addition to the required reading for this session, some reference is made to the following. Unfortunately, the Chinese for All online TBLT course referred to in the presentation is no longer available due to discontinued support for Flash in most browsers. For that reason, I have included a link to Nielson’s evaluation of a related course, but in case you have a way of viewing Flash content (at your own risk), the link to the course is here.
The Geoguessr game is still available and can be played with a free signup.
- González-Lloret, M. (2003). Designing task-based CALL to promote interaction: En busca de esmeraldas. Language, Learning and Technology, 7(1), 86–104.
- González-Lloret, M. (2014). The need for needs analysis in technology-mediated TBLT. In M. González-Lloret & L. Ortega (Eds.), Technology-mediated TBLT: Researching technology and tasks (pp. 23–50). John Benjamins Publishing Company.
- Mackey, A., & Goo, J. (2007). Interaction research in SLA: A meta-analysis and research synthesis. In A. Mackey (Ed.), Conversational interaction in second language acquisition (pp. 407–452). Oxford University Press.
- Nielson, K. B. (2014). Evaluation of an online, task-based Chinese course. In M. González-Lloret & L. Ortega (Eds.), Technology-mediated TBLT: Researching technology and tasks (pp. 295–321). John Benjamins Publishing Company.
- Skehan, P. (1998). A Cognitive Approach to Language Learning. Oxford University Press.