Taking textbooks to task: Case studies from diverse language classrooms
Presented by: TBLT Special Interest Group, School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, Victoria University of Wellington
Event type: Seminars12 November 2021 from 4.00 pm - 5.00 pm
Presenters (in alphabetical order): Phuong Cao, Hao Dao, Jonathan Newton, Yoshie Nishikawa, Priska Pramastiwi & Jing Yiyuan
TBLT Special Interest Group, School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, Victoria University of Wellington
Are language textbooks any use? How can tasks (TBLT) help?
In this seminar, the TBLT-SIG group (Task-based Language Teaching special interest group) at LALS will introduce five ongoing TBLT research projects. All five projects are classroom-based and located in settings where mandated textbooks are used, covering Indonesia, Vietnam, New Zealand, and China. Each investigates: (1) whether and how textbook-based lessons can be rejuvenated if taught using principles from TBLT; and (2) the experience of teachers and learners in these task-based lessons and their perceptions of learning benefits. The seminar will begin with a brief overview of TBLT and the vision of the TBLT-SIG group. The group will then provide a snapshot of the research on adapting textbooks being undertaken in each project. The speakers will try and leave plenty of time for questions because we’d really appreciate your feedback.