7. Investigating the Performance of Tasks

  1. Rod Ellis

Published Online: 3 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118271643.ch7

Language Teaching Research and Language Pedagogy

Language Teaching Research and Language Pedagogy

How to Cite

Ellis, R. (2012) Investigating the Performance of Tasks, in Language Teaching Research and Language Pedagogy, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118271643.ch7

Author Information

  1. Auckland, New Zealand

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 FEB 2012
  2. Published Print: 2 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444336108

Online ISBN: 9781118271643

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Keywords:

  • task performance;
  • TBLT;
  • ‘fluency’ and ‘accuracy’;
  • ‘approach’ based;
  • ‘unfocused’ or ‘focused’ tasks;
  • implementation variables;
  • ‘Task’ versus ‘Activity’;
  • L2 production

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Task-Based Language Teaching

  • Defining ‘Task’

  • The Design and Implementation of Tasks

  • ‘Task’ Versus ‘Activity’

  • Measuring Task-Based Language Production

  • Researching Tasks

  • Evaluating Tasks

  • Conclusion

  • Notes