This course explores ways of teaching reading skills in English as Second and Foreign Language (ESL/EFL) using a task-based approach. You will be introduced to the concept of task and the key principles of task-based language teaching (TBLT) and learning. TBLT uses communicative tasks as the key unit for creating language learning activities. You will also examine the role of reading in real-life and in second and foreign language teaching and current thinking about the interface between TBLT and second language reading. You will explore how TBLT and teaching second language reading can be successfully integrated in practice through analysing task-based reading materials. The course culminates in creating task-based materials for teaching reading in your own language teaching contexts.
Teaching EFL/ESL Reading: A Task Based ApproachUniversity of London
About this Course
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
Introduction to the Course
What is Task-based Language Teaching (TBLT)?
What is Reading and What Does It Involve?
Teaching Reading in the Second Language Classroom
Focus on Language in the Reading Lesson
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TOP REVIEWS FROM TEACHING EFL/ESL READING: A TASK BASED APPROACH
This course is awesome. I enjoyed every bit of it. It was highly engaging and a good recommendation for learning how to teach reading comprehension to L2 learners. Kudo's!
This was by far the best among the 9 MOOCs I have taken. The peer assessments were relevant and adequately challenging.
I would like to thank the teaching team for such a great course that is informative and engaging.
An exceptional course which brings up really interesting, thought-provoking ideas about pedagogy and ELT. Well-researched, easy to understand, and has some great assignment topics. Loved it.
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