Campus Units

English

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

2015

Journal or Book Title

Domains and Directions in the Development of TBLT

First Page

157

Last Page

192

Abstract

It is important for task-based learning and teaching research to focus on academic content tasks that involve form and meaning, language and content, and academic discourse and disciplinary knowledge. This is needed to address problems such as low academic achievement by English language learners. We argue that the SFL approach to language, particularly in the area of ‘field’ and ideational meaning, can support a rich model of experiential learning in the wider context of socio-semantic meaning-making activities that can illuminate issues regarding the analysis and development of language as a means of learning. We will illustrate this model with two contrasting examples: young children learning about magnetism, and college-level students learning about marketing.

Comments

This is a manuscript of an article published as Mohan, B., Slater, T., & Beckett, G., & Tong, E. (2015). Tasks as meaning-making activities: A functional approach. In M. Bygate (Ed.), Domains and directions in the development of task-based language teaching: A decade of plenaries from the international conference (pp. 157-192). The Netherlands: John Benjamins Publishing Company. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

John Benjamins Publishing

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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