Task-based Language Learning and Teaching

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Task-based Language Learning and Teaching

Format: Paperback
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Shortlisted for the Ben Warren International House Trust Prize, 2004

This book explores the relationship between research, teaching, and tasks, and seeks to clarify the issues raised by recent work in this field. The book shows how research and task-based teaching can mutually inform each other and illuminate the areas of task-based course design, methodology, and assessment. The author brings an accessible style and broad scope to an area of contemporary importance to both SLA and language pedagogy.

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-442159-1
  • Pages: 400
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 234x156 mm


The series attracts single or co-authored volumes from authors researching at the cutting edge of this dynamic field of interdisciplinary enquiry. The titles range from books that make such developments accessible to the non-specialist reader to those which explore in depth their relevance for the way language is to be conceived as a subject, and how courses and classroom activities are to be designed. As such, these books not only extend the field of applied linguistics itself and lend an additional significance to its enquiries, but also provide an indispensable professional foundation for language pedagogy and its practice.

The scope of the series includes:
  • second language acquisition
  • bilingualism and multi/plurilingualism
  • language pedagogy and teacher education
  • testing and assessment
  • language planning and policy
  • language internationalization
  • technology-mediated communication
  • discourse-, conversation-, and contrastive-analysis
  • pragmatics
  • stylistics
  • lexicography
  • translation


  • '...the most comprehensive research on TBL to date...full of the insights and perceptions for which Ellis is well noted, and these are fully backed up by quality classroom research.'
    - Ben Warren International House Trust Prize Panel of Judges
  • 'This is, certainly, a highly recommended book.'
    - English Teaching professional, May 2005

Part of... Oxford Applied Linguistics

Home to the most innovative studies in its field, the Oxford Applied Linguistics series furthers research in English teaching and learning, and provides strong foundations for language pedagogy.

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