This book explores the relationship between research, teaching, and tasks, and seeks to clarify the issues raised by recent work in this field. The book shows how research and task-based teaching can mutually inform each other and illuminate the areas of task-based course design, methodology, and assessment. The author brings an accessible style and broad scope to an area of contemporary importance to both SLA and language pedagogy.
"'...the most comprehensive research on TBL to date...full of the insights and perceptions for which Ellis is well noted, and these are fully backed up by quality classroom research.'- Ben Warren International House Trust Prize Panel of Judges"
"'This is, certainly, a highly recommended book.' - English Teaching professional, May 2005"