Task-based learning is an approach to language learning where learners are given interactive tasks to complete.

Students in South Korea working together at a table

In order to do this, they need to communicate. Once the task is complete, then the teacher discusses the language used.

The learners plan an itinerary for a guest who is coming to stay with their teacher. They research places to visit and timetables. They prepare a written schedule and a short guide. Once the task is completed, they discuss some of the language that has been important with the teacher.

In the classroom
Tasks can provide an organisational structure for a teacher who believes in the Communicative Approach. Tasks provide meaningful communication and an opportunity to acquire language through real language use. Task-based learning may become more appropriate at higher levels.

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