Insights into task-based language teaching
Insights into task-based language teaching

Sima Khezrlou (2022)


The last few decades have seen an exponential growth in the use of task-based language teaching (TBLT) around the world. Departing from the traditional approaches to language teaching, TBLT offers the opportunity for natural language learning in instructional contexts through the use of authentic and meaning-oriented tasks. This book aims to offer a unique contribution to the expanding literature on TBLT by reflecting current progress in the domain as well as underlining future directions in research and theory. Essential reading for learners, teachers and researchers, the book provides comprehensive coverage on the key elements of TBLT. A fairly wide range of topics such as the rationale for using TBLT, task design, task implementation, and task evaluation is covered in this book. Thus, it is designed to enhance pre-service and practicing teachers’ knowledge about TBLT and outline some new directions in which the field should move if it is to fulfil its purposes.

Suggested citation:

Khezrlou, S. (2022). Insights into task-based language teaching. London: Castledown Publishers.

Author information

Sima Khezrlou received her PhD in TESOL from Urmia University, Iran. Her research interests include SLA, TBLT, form-focused instruction, and CALL. In addition to a number of publications in these fields, her recent studies include a co-authored article in System (2017, with Rod Ellis and Karim Sadeghi) and studies that appear in RELC, ELT Journal, Journal of Second Language Studies, Language Awareness, The Language Learning Journal, IRAL, and Computer Assisted Language Learning.

Book Information
Series: Language Teaching Insights
ISBN (paper): 978-1-9142910-7-4
Imprint: Castledown Publishers
Place of Publication: London
Number of Pages: 195
Language: English
Primary Field: Languages & Linguistics
Publication Date: 15 August, 2022 (Available)