Task-based language learning and teaching: Theories and applications

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Task-based language teaching is not new. Prabhu1 used a task-based approach with secondary school classes in Bangalore, India, on his Communicational Teaching Project, beginning in 1979. American Government Language Institutions switched to task-based instruction (TBI) for foreign languages for adults in the early 1980s.2 Some of the teachers writing for this book have been using task-based learning (TBL) for many years and all are convinced of its value. Other teachers and institutions are following suit. So why are people making this change to TBL?.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTeachers Exploring Tasks in English Language Teaching
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780230522961
ISBN (Print)9781403945563
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • English language teaching
  • Language learning
  • Language teaching
  • Target language
  • Task repetition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Arts and Humanities


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