Watch Neil McMillan take a look at different definitions of task and versions of task-based language teaching. Take notes to help with the discussion activities – the presentation should also be of use when tackling the Output task in the next and final session of the module.
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References and follow-up reading
Aside from the main and further reading for the session, the presentation makes some reference to the following. You are not required to read these books or articles at the moment, but may find them of interest. We will come back to the Bartlett and the Pica et al chapters later in the course.
- Bartlett, N. J. D. (2005). A double shot 2% mocha latte, please, with whip: Service encounters in two coffee shops and at a coffee cart. In M. H. Long (Ed.), Second Language Needs Analysis (pp. 305–343). Cambridge University Press.
- Ellis, R. (2019). Towards a modular language curriculum for using tasks. Language Teaching Research, 23(4), 454–475.
- Nubuyoshi, J. & Ellis, R. (1993). Focused communication tasks and second language acquisition. ELT Journal, 47.3, pp. 203-210.
- Pica, T., Kanagy, R., & Falodun, J. (2009). Choosing and using communication tasks for second language instruction. In K. Van den Branden, M. Bygate, & J. M. Norris (Eds.), Task-Based Language Teaching: A reader. John Benjamins Publishing Company.
- Skehan, P. (1998). A Cognitive Approach to Language Learning. Oxford University Press.
- Skehan, P. (2003). Task-based instruction. Language Teaching, 36, 1–14.*
- Willis, J. (1996). A Framework for Task-Based Learning. Harlow: Longman.
*We shared this article by email at the beginning of the course.