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Task-based Language Teaching with Digital Tools

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In this course we will explore more than 300 digital tools used to teach English as a second or foreign language. After an introduction to task-based learning, participants will have the opportunity to evaluate a wealth of Web-based and non Web-based digital tools, design digital tasks, explore authentic assessment tasks, and develop task-based lesson plans and a digital task-based syllabus. Due to the collaborative nature of this course, participants will be expected to contribute to the list of digital tools discussed throughout the course. By the end of the course, students will be highly aware of the wide range of digital tools available and will have a deep resource bank of digital-tasks to choose from when developing task-based lessons within their own language courses. Students should be interested in implementing task-based language teaching and digital tools in their language classrooms.

Taught by

Brian Hutchinson


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  • Nichalia

    Nichalia completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    The format became a bit repetitive, but it took advantage of the massive numbers of students that can join; part of what was most helpful was looking through other people's posts to gather more ideas for task-based teaching. The course is about exactly what the title says; integrating a task-based approach to teaching and learning with using digital tools. I was also charmed by the fact that a lot of the reading content (which I felt was all high-impact and chosen well) was actually already hosted on the internet. It was a wonderful reminder that we already have access to the tools, we just need to find and use them.

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