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Advances in Language and Literary Studies, v1 n2 p135-160 Jul 2010

The purpose of this chapter is to present a task-based approach to materials development. In the first part of the chapter, I sketch out the evolution of task based language teaching, drawing on a distinction between synthetic and analytical approaches to syllabus design first articulated by Wilkins (1976).

Descriptors: Task Analysis, Material Development, Course Descriptions, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Grammar, Instructional Materials, Learning Processes, English (Second Language)

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Author: Nunan, David

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