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10 - Comparative Method Studies

from Part IV - Investigating Task-Based Programmes

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  07 October 2019

Rod Ellis
Affiliation:
University of Auckland
Peter Skehan
Affiliation:
Birkbeck College, University of London
Shaofeng Li
Affiliation:
Florida State University
Natsuko Shintani
Affiliation:
Kansai University, Osaka
Craig Lambert
Affiliation:
Curtin University, Perth
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Summary

How effective is TBLT in comparison to more traditional approaches to language teaching? This chapter seeks an answer to this question by reviewing studies that have investigated the relative effectiveness of different approaches. Overall, these studies do point to the superiority of TBLT in a variety of instructional contexts – e.g. state schools in India and English-for-specific purpose courses in the USA – but there is a clear need for more studies. Comparative method studies are notoriously difficult to design and often suffer from design flaws so the chapter concludes with some guidelines for the design of future studies.

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Task-Based Language Teaching
Theory and Practice
, pp. 283 - 302
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2019

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