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Pagoda Academy: Task-Based Learning

Task-based language learning (TBLL), also known as task-based language teaching (TBLT) or task-based instruction (TBI) focuses on the use of authentic language and on asking students to do meaningful tasks using the target language.

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on 5 April 2013

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Transcript of Pagoda Academy: Task-Based Learning

Foundation Showtime.. Examples.... 3 Task Stages TASK-BASED LEARNING Learning by placing students in tasks that require them to do things that individuals typically do in their everyday lives outside of class. What is Task-Based Learning ?? ...and in-between This includes tasks done at a workplace during leisure time We want the students to use authentic language to complete a situation they are given…. The focus….. How is this different from other Learning methods??? …the typical method most new ESL teachers in the SLE Program will be using is more of a “Presentation, Practice, Production”(PPP) method PPP Method PRESENTATION: PRACTICE: PRODUCTION: language items are presented by the teacher "This is a Pear" "This is an Apple "Fill in the Fruit name.... This “PPP” method helps introduce grammar and will be grammatically correct, but the controlled structure may prove hard to use in everyday real-world activities in SLE. We can use role plays, questionnaires, videos, audio clips, readings, photos, maps and cultural items to teach tasked based learning. Many of the textbooks use a good selection already but you know your class best.

You want your student to carry out a communicative task. How can you use task-based learning ??? BE CREATIVE WITH THIS!! Stage 3: Final Presentation Stage 2: Task Cycle Stage 1: Pre-Task 1) Introduce the topic in the unit, make it clear.

2) An intro activity (can be warm up) to recall useful words and phrases to perform main task.

3) 0r supply new words essential to complete the task (without ovewhelming) -Students perform a task: a role play, script reading, listening or problem-solving exercise

- Do in pairs or groups

- By observing and doing the task they can conclude what took place - Students present conclusions, learned and observed in task. Teacher will have concept checking.

-Present in written or spoken form (spoken in SLE)

-This is where language comes into play. (language issues, prior knowledge)

- Language features are highlighted and worked on collectively Stage 2: Task Cycle Stage 1: Pre-Task Stage 3: Final Presentation

“How much?” “I’ll take it” "Too expensive” “Can I have a discount" “Prices are final” Shopping

Scenario #1

A: Hello, May I help you?
B: Yes, How much is this blue cap?
A: It's five dollars. 
B: Sounds great!  I'll take it!
(Student B hands money to Student A)
A: Thank you, have a nice day.
B: Thank you. Role-Play Dialogue Scenario #2

A: Hello, May I help you?
B: Yes, How much is this blue cap?
A: It's ten dollars. 
B: That's too expensive.
Can I have a discount?
A: I'm sorry.  All prices are final.
B: Alright, Thank you.
A: Goodbye.  *Students are given time to form a conclusion based on role-play task. Teacher monitors. * Students are organized into pairs or groups “He/She bought the hat for five dollars”

“He/She did not buy the hat for ten dollars”

“The hat for ten dollars was too expensive” *Students present to class and summarize what took place. Teacher gives feedback. Language Conclusion *Useful Phrases * Buying gifts at the stationary store
* Buying food
* Borrowing a library book
* Finding a street or building
* Going to the Doctor
* Calling customer service
* Asking for help
* Conducting an interview
* Creating storyboards * Famous character diaries
* Poster advertisements
* Creating travel brochures
* Quiz show
* Family Introductions
* Cultural differences
* Creative drama
* Hobby interview
* Home shopping network Advantages Freedom choosing different ways to complete tasks Student-centered motivates and engages the students to complete tasks Variety different outcomes and conclusions Build Fluency pulling from knowledge of English in task. Focus what's the meaning of their message "Today, we will begin the
FRUITS UNIT!!" All typically what you find in many of Pagoda's Programs, particularly SLE!
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