Task-based interaction (1999)

Author(s): Seedhouse P

    Abstract: 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.

      • Journal: English Language Teaching Journal
      • Volume: 53
      • Issue: 3
      • Pages: 149-156
      • Publisher: Oxford University Press
      • Publication type: Article
      • Bibliographic status: Published

      Keywords: task-based interaction; language learning


      Professor Paul Seedhouse
      Professor of Educational and Applied Linguistics