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Researching Pedagogic Tasks Second Language Learning, Teaching, and Testing

by Martin Bygate, Peter Skehan, Merrill Swain

Part of the Applied Linguistics and Language Study Series

Researching Pedagogic Tasks Second Language Learning, Teaching, and Testing Synopsis

Researching Pedagogic Tasks brings together a series of empirical studies into the use of pedagogical tasks for second language learning, with a view to better understanding the structure of tasks, their impact on students, and their use by teachers. The volume starts with an introduction to the background and key issues in the topic area and is then organised into three sections: the first section focuses on the language and learning of students on tasks the second on the use of tasks in the language classroom the third on the use of tasks for language testing Each section begins with a succinct section introduction, and the volume concludes with an afterword relating the theme of the volume to issues in curriculum development. The chapters include both experimental and qualitative approaches to the topic, some providing original accounts of specific studies, others offering overviews of linked series of studies.

Researching Pedagogic Tasks Second Language Learning, Teaching, and Testing Press 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/UT

Book Information

ISBN: 9780582414822
Publication date: 19th February 2001
Author: Martin Bygate, Peter Skehan, Merrill Swain
Publisher: Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 268 pages
Categories: ELT: teaching theory & methods, Language teaching theory & methods, Teaching of a specific subject,

About Martin Bygate, Peter Skehan, Merrill Swain

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 ...

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