Task-Based Language Teaching from the Teachers' Perspective: Insights from New Zealand (Task-Based Language Teaching 3)

Task-Based Language Teaching from the Teachers' Perspective: Insights from New Zealand (Task-Based Language Teaching 3)

By: Martin East (author)Hardback

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Description

Task-based language teaching (TBLT) is being encouraged as part of a major overhaul of the entire school languages curriculum in New Zealand. However, teachers often struggle with understanding what TBLT is, and how to make TBLT work in classrooms. Using the stories that emerged from a series of interviews with teachers (the curriculum implementers) and with advisors (the curriculum leaders), this book highlights the possibilities for TBLT innovation in schools. It also identifies the constraints, and proposes how these might be addressed. The result is a book that, whilst rooted in a particular local context, provides a valuable sourcebook of teacher stories that have relevance for a wide range of people working in a diverse range of contexts. This book will be of genuine interest to all those who wish to understand more about TBLT innovation, and the opportunities and challenges it brings.

Contents

1. Preface; 2. Acknowledgments; 3. List of key acronyms; 4. 1. TBLT in foreign language classrooms: Fundamental considerations; 5. 2. TBLT in New Zealand: Curriculum renewal; 6. 3. TBLT in New Zealand: Curriculum support; 7. 4. TBLT and communication; 8. 5. TBLT and language knowledge; 9. 6. TBLT and cultural knowledge; 10. 7. TBLT and assessment; 11. 8. TBLT in foreign language classrooms: Into the future; 12. Postscript; 13. Notes; 14. References; 15. Appendix 1. A note on the research project; 16. Appendix 2. The National Certificate of Educational Achievement (current system); 17. Appendix 3. The values and key competencies of New Zealand's revised curriculum; 18. Appendix 4. The National Certificate of Educational Achievement (revised system); 19. Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9789027207210
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 259
  • ID: 9789027207210
  • weight: 680
  • ISBN10: 9027207216

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