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Review of Task-based language learning and teaching with technology
Language Learning & Technology
  • Jim Ranalli, Iowa State University
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It is interesting to consider that task-based learning and teaching (TBLT) and computer-assisted language learning (CALL) both originated in the 1980s, were long considered marginal to mainstream language education (though this has thankfully changed), and more recently have been the focus of increasing scholarly attention, and yet to date no book has explicitly addressed the potential links between these two fields. What antecedents and principles do they share, and how can they mutually inform each other’s contributions to second language pedagogy and research? Task-based language learning and teaching with technology, edited by Michael Thomas and Hayo Reinders, attempts to answer such questions and “initiate a closer dialogue between these areas of theory, research and practice in order to explore synergies and differences as well as potential future directions” (p. 1).

This is a book review from Language Learning & Technology 15 (2011): 32. Posted with permission.

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Jim Ranalli
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Jim Ranalli. "Review of Task-based language learning and teaching with technology" Language Learning & Technology Vol. 15 Iss. 3 (2011) p. 32 - 36
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