This is an in-depth explanation of Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) and the methods necessary to implement it in the classroom successfully. It combines a survey of theory and research in instructed second language acquisition (ISLA) with insights from language teaching and the philosophy of education.
Mike Long is Professor of SLA at the University of Maryland, College Park, USA, where he teaches in the Advanced Graduate Certificate, M.A. and Ph.D. in SLA programs. His recent publications include Sensitive periods, language aptitude, and ultimate L2 attainment (2013), The Handbook of Language Teaching (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009), Problems in SLA (2007), Second Language Needs Analysis (2005), and The Handbook of Second Language Acquisition (Blackwell, 2003).