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Ellis 2013: Responding to critics of TBLT


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Excellent article on TBLT.

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, September 27, 2013 11:08 AM

In this article in University of Sydney papers in TESOL, 2013, Ellis tackles 8 criticisms of TBLT, downgraded to "misconceptions" on the part of writers such as Widdowson, Swan, Sheen, and Seedhouse, before addressing Swan's "legislation by hypothesis" attack.  In his conclusion, he acknowledges that "TBLT offers a radically different approach to teaching a second language. As such, it is not surprising that its advocacy has met with resistance, especially from those who, for one reason or another, support a more traditional ‘focus-on-forms’ approach."  Ellis expresses a personal preference for a short, sharp shock of intense TBLT teaching in a curriculum which includes other approaches, rather than a watered-down task-supported approach spread throughout the curriculum.

Vannessa MissoVeness's curator insight, September 29, 2013 1:36 AM

An interesting read. I love learning about what I do, revisiting ideas and theories and reworking on my techniques.

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Language Teaching: 10 most downloaded articles 2012 - Open Access

Language Teaching: 10 most downloaded articles 2012 - Open Access | 21st Century TESOL Resources | Scoop.it

Free access until 31 December 2012 to these articles:

 

Second language vocabulary acquisition from language input and from form-focused activities

Batia Laufer

 

Materials development for language learning and teaching

Brian Tomlinson

 

Foreign and second language anxiety

Elaine K. Horwitz

 

Cognitive development of bilingual children

Raluca Barac and Ellen Bialystok

 

Second language acquisition, teacher education and language pedagogy

Rod Ellis

 

A critical review of age-related research on L2 ultimate attainment

Carmen Muñoz and David Singleton

 

Language teacher research engagement

Simon Borg

 

Communicative and task-based language teaching in East Asian classrooms

William Littlewood

 

Motivation in second and foreign language learning

Zolt´n Dörnyei

 

Teacher cognition in language teaching: A review of research on what language teachers think, know, believe, and do

Simon Borg


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