Comparative Study of the Effectiveness of Task Based Versus Traditional Instruction of Intermediate Italian as a Foreign Language

Author: Means, Tom
Year:2011
Pages:284
ISBN:0-7734-3942-0
978-0-7734-3942-9
Price:199.95
This study provides new evidence in favor of TBI methodologies in the acquisition and development of fluency in second language learners of Italian.

Reviews

“[This text] challenges current assumptions in the field of second language teaching that are reflected in traditional practices and has important implications for the implementation of language teaching policies in our educational system.” – Prof. Liliana Sánchez, Rutgers University

“[The author’s] research into task-based teaching methods puts him in the forefront of language educators.” – Prof. David Marsh, Rutgers University

“…an endorsement of holistic learning….the instructional model presented here is…theoretically grounded yet educationally relevant.” – Alberto Bianchi, Wheaton College

Table of Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgements

Chapter 1: Introduction and Review of the Literature

Chapter 2: Methods and Procedures

Chapter 3: TBI and TI Results in Controlled and Spontaneous Tests

Chapter 4: Discussion

Bibliography

Index