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Task based syllabus

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Laura Muñoz

on 28 May 2014

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Task based syllabus
The content includes a series of purposeful tasks.
Characteristics
It addresses the crucial problem-directly, by using active and real tasks as learning activities.

Theoretical perspectives
Long (1985)

Nunan (1989)

Bygate, Skehan and Swain (2001)

Examples
Albery, D. (2003) New Cutting Edge
Upper intermediate, Pearson Longman

Sunrise, Greenwich (Colegio Colombo Británico planning)
Task-based instruction is potentially very powerful and widely applicable.
steps
It's suitable for learners of all ages and backgrounds.
Task: piece of work undertaken for oneself or others.
Communicative Task: it involves learners in comprehending, manipulating, producing and interacting in the target language.
Task: it requires learners to use language.
Functional ability should be a natural outcome of the instructional experience
It can be very effective when the learners are engaged in relatively similar out-of-class activities (social or academic)
It can be especially useful for learners who need to learn cognitive, cultural, and life skills along with the language.
Determination of the goal, skill focus and language focus.
Choice of task types and specify the particular themes the tasks will deal with.
Specifying the nature of the tasks in detail.
The tasks need to be sequenced
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