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Task-based interaction

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The ‘task’ has become a fundamental concept in language teaching pedagogy. However, there is a lack of studies which present a ‘holistic’ analysis and evaluation of the interaction produced by tasks in the class-room. Based on a database of lesson extracts, this article attempts to characterize task-based interaction as a variety, discusses its pedagogical and interactional advantages and disadvantages, and considers what kinds of learning it might be promoting.

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Author(s): Seedhouse P

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: English Language Teaching Journal

Year: 1999

Volume: 53

Issue: 3

Pages: 149-156

Date deposited: 15/04/2008

ISSN (print): 0951-0893

ISSN (electronic): 1477-4526

Publisher: Oxford University Press


DOI: 10.1093/elt/53.3.149


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