TBLT

AcronymDefinition
TBLTThe Brave Little Toaster (animated series)
TBLTTask Based Language Teaching
TBLTTask-Based Learning and Teaching (teaching method)
TBLTTurkey, Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato (sandwich)
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In order to gain a deeper understanding of how meaning-focused methods help the learners in class, a number of researchers (Granena, 2016; Namazian Dost, Bohloulzadeh & Pazhakh, 2017; Nazari & Tabatabaei, 2016) compared traditional teaching with meaning-focused ones, more specifically TBLT, concluding that minimal guided methods (i.
TBLT's emphasis on students' interactive engagement in tasks contrasts with more established teacher-led pedagogical models to the extent that TBLT has been placed into the category of innovation, with attendant challenges to its successful implementation (East, 2012).
The original impetus for TBLT comes from the celebrated Bangalore Project (Prabhu, 1987), which reacted against both the traditional form of English as a foreign language (EFL) used in India, and against the type of communicative language teaching practiced in Europe (Cook, 2001).
The article by Douglas and Kim establishes context for the issue by addressing the topic of instructors' perceptions and use of TBLT across Canada.
Among others, the model of constructivist learning designs proposed by Oliver (2001) and the concept of task in TBLT have inspired this type of ICT task.
Over the past 20 years TBLT has become the dominant approach to teaching In many contexts (for example, the Flemish speaking region of Belgium, New Zealand) and is officially endorsed in others, such as Hong Kong (Carless, 2004; East, 2012; Van den Branden, 2006).
In a reciprocal approach, Chapelle (2003) points out that TBLT can guide instructors in selection of technology-enhanced language learning sources and materials.
While these studies provide insight into teacher perceptions of TBLT in different contexts (Jeon & Hahn, 2006; McDonough & Chaikitmongkol, 2007), there have been few studies directly concerned with teachers' perceptions of the effectiveness of TBLT in EAP, particularly in a Canadian context.
Interest in TBLT derives from several sources, including its responsiveness to learners' precisely specified communicative needs, the potential it offers for developing functional language proficiency without sacrificing grammatical accuracy, and its attempt to harmonize the way languages are taught with what SLA research has revealed about how they are learned.
Due in part to these specific needs, TBLT may be particularly appropriate for young learners (Bourke, 2006).