A Research Study on Task-Based Language Assessment

The methodology of Task-based teaching (TBT) has been positively regarded by many researchers and language teachers around the world. Yet, this language teaching methodology has been mainly implemented in English as a second language (ESL) class rooms and in English for specific purpose (ESP) course...

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Main Author: Herrera Mosquera, Leonardo
Format: Artículo
Language: Inglés
Published: Escuela de Lenguas Modernas, Universidad de Costa Rica 2013
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Online Access: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/rlm/article/view/12606
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/23804
Summary: The methodology of Task-based teaching (TBT) has been positively regarded by many researchers and language teachers around the world. Yet, this language teaching methodology has been mainly implemented in English as a second language (ESL) class rooms and in English for specific purpose (ESP) courses; and more specifically with advanced-level learners. The present research study aimed at proving the feasibility of a TBT approach in a different learning context: A beginning Spanish class. That is to say, contrary to the traditional TBT implementation, the experiment was conducted in a foreign language class with students bearing a low level of language proficiency. The result of the research experiment was quite positive.