10 Feb 2013

Influence of Planning on Students’ Language Performance in Task-based Language Teaching

Influence of Planning on Students’ Language Performance in Task-based Language Teaching 
(Free ELT Journal)

Abstract 
Task-based language teaching (TBLT) is an important second language teaching method. Planning is one of the significant factors in the studies of TBLT. This paper will mainly discuss the influence of planning on students’ language performance in TBLT. 

Keywords: Task-based language teaching, Planning, Language performance 1. 

Introduction
Task-based language teaching (TBLT) is a realization of communicative language teaching. It has received much attention from second language acquisition (SLA) researchers and L2 teachers. They provide many definitions of task. Planning and its influence in task-based language performance are also extensively studied in the literature. This paper will focus on the planning in task-based teaching. I will firstly review some of the understandings of task which is the key term in TBLT. Then I will discuss planning in TBLT and thirdly I will explain a set of measurements for students’ language performances adopted in this paper. Fourthly I will review research studies concerning the influence of planning on students’ language performances in TBLT. At the same time as reviewing, I will make some comments on the literatures in order to show the gaps in the previous studies.

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