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Researching Pedagogic Tasks Second Language Learning, Teaching, and Testing by Martin Bygate, Peter Skehan, Merrill Swain
  

Researching Pedagogic Tasks Second Language Learning, Teaching, and Testing

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Part of the Applied Linguistics and Language Study Series

Synopsis

Researching Pedagogic Tasks Second Language Learning, Teaching, and Testing by Martin Bygate, Peter Skehan, Merrill Swain

Task-based learning in teaching is where an activity has been designed to help achieve a particular learning goal. This volume brings together a series of studies by different researchers on the impact of tasks in second language teaching, testing and development. It reviews a number of issues which include recent research into task-based learning: the effect of tasks on speaking, listening and oral interaction, the role of the teacher in exploiting tasks and the nature of the task based curriculum.

Reviews

'This volume presents a plethora of detail on conducting studies and investigating pedagogic tasks. It raises though-provoking and insightful issues and research questions in task-based teaching and testing.'
Hameed Esmaeili, Modern Language Centre, OISE

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About the Author

Martin Bygate is a Senior Lecturer in TESOL at the School of Education, University of Leeds. He has written extensively in the past, including the volumes Speaking (1987) and Grammar and the Language Classroom (1994). Peter Skehan is Professor of Applied Linguistics in the School of Education, King's College, London. His previous publications are in the areas of individual differences in second language learning, second language acquisition, and language testing. Merrill Swain is a Professor in the Second Language Education Program of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. She is a Past President of the American Association for Applied Linguistics, and is currently a Vice-President of the International Association of Applied Linguistics.

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Publication date

19th February 2001

Author

Martin Bygate, Peter Skehan, Merrill Swain

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Publisher

Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd

Format

Paperback
272 pages

Categories

ELT: teaching theory & methods
Language teaching theory & methods
Teaching of a specific subject

ISBN

9780582414822

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