NATIONAL FOREIGN LANGUAGE RESOURCE CENTER
SUMMER INSTITUTE 2001

Korean Pedagogy Workshop: Task-based Language Teaching

in association with the 6th annual meeting of the American Association of Teachers of Korean (AATK)

July 30-August 1, 2001 Honolulu, Hawai'i

 

WORKSHOP CONTENT

The opening session of this three-day summer institute will provide an overview of the rationale for Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) and for focus on form as one of its (ten) methodological principles. We will briefly review the six basic stages in designing, implementing, and evaluating a TBLT program:

For the remainder of the course, the focus will shift to an exploration of several problems currently facing any task-based approach:

At each stage, trial applications of TBLT in the University of Hawai'i's Korean as a foreign language program will be described, including results of a needs analysis, prototype modules of task-based KFL materials, and a video of their classroom use. Parts of the materials design and use segments will be in Korean, but the institute as a whole will be conducted in English, via a mix of informal lecture presentations and demonstrations, classroom discussion of required readings, and project work in small groups.

Participants will be expected to read three articles during the Institute:

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