David Nunan 37 followers David Nunan is an Australian linguist who has focused on the teaching of English. Previously Nunan has served as Chair and Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Hong Kong and has been involved in the teaching of graduate programs for such institutions as Columbia University, the University of Hawaii, Monterey Institute for International Studies, and others. Nunan has received numerous awards throughout his career for his contributions to the field of English Language Teaching. Awards: In Nunan received a congressional citation from the United States House of Representatives for his services to English language education through his pioneering work in online education through Anaheim University.
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Looking for Strategies and Activities? Click Here! Task-based Language Teaching TBLT At any given time there are certain trends in second language education that influence both teaching and learning. One of the latest trends in SLL approaches is task-based language teaching TBLT , which emphasizes the use of authentic language through meaningful tasks. In this section we will explore task-based language teaching TBLT , student and teacher roles with this method and some examples of tasks that can be used in the classroom.
What is task-based language teaching TBLT? Task-based learning focuses on the use of authentic language through meaningful tasks such as visiting the doctor or a telephone call. This method encourages meaningful communication and is student-centred. Characteristics: Students are encouraged to use language creatively and spontaneously through tasks and problem solving Students focus on a relationship that is comparable to real world activities The conveyance of some sort of meaning is central to this method Assessment is primarily based on task outcome TBLT is student-centered Task-Based Language Teaching TBLT is the latest trend in SLL approaches.
Although it has produced very positive results in certain contexts eg small class sizes of immigrant children , like every method that has preceded it, TBLT is also revealing its weaknesses. What are the student and teacher roles in TBLT?
Task-Based Language Teaching (Cambridge Language Teaching Library)
Learners are encouraged to activate and use whatever language they already have in the process of completing a task. The use of tasks will also give a clear and purposeful context for the teaching and learning of grammar and other language features as well as skills. CDC, 41 The citation above was a quote from Hong Kong Ministry of Education and this becomes one of the proofs that most countries in Asia-Pacific Region claimed that task-based teaching was a central principle driving their English curricula Nunan, In order to make it clearer, we can see the following principles for TBLT which is written based on what Nunan established on his book.
Task Based Language Teaching