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Task-based language teaching as a suitable didactic method for the teaching and learning of second and foreign languages
Baraton Interdisciplinary Research Journal (BIRJ) (2012)
  • Kerwin A. Livingstone, University of Guyana
Abstract

This research seeks to highlight that Task-Based Language Teaching is a suitable didactic method for the teaching and learning of second and foreign languages. The development and implementation of a teaching module for Spanish as a foreign language, in the face to face environment, is contemplated. The primary objective is to portray how methodological principles from Task-Based Language Teaching can be combined effectively in designing activities for face to face contexts. In this regard, empirical evidence is analysed in order to determine the effectiveness of the mixed methodology in the teaching-learning of Spanish as a foreign language, in the said settings, in a study based on a longitudinal experimental design with pre-test and post-test, but without control group. The results show an increase in the acquisition of specific knowledge in Spanish as a Foreign Language, thus improving the students’ linguistic and communicative competence.

Keywords
  • task-based language teaching and learning,
  • task-based approach,
  • face to face method,
  • teaching module,
  • linguistic and communicative competence.
Publication Date
December 6, 2012
Citation Information
Kerwin A. Livingstone. "Task-based language teaching as a suitable didactic method for the teaching and learning of second and foreign languages" Baraton Interdisciplinary Research Journal (BIRJ) Vol. 2 Iss. 2 (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kerwin_livingstone/27/