Bulletin of Graduate School of Education, Okayama University
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岡山大学教育学部研究集録 (1号-137号)

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Examining Focus on Form in a Task-based English Textbook

Jiang, Fan
The present study addresses the question how Go for it!, a textbook developed on task-based language instruction mode, treats language forms. Tasks and activities from a sample unit in Go for it! are analyzed to examine whether and how textbook writers incorporate a Focus on Form in the task and activity design. The results show that equal emphasis is laid on both meaning and form, and three major types of Focus on Form tasks and two types of Focus on Form activities are identified. The study may contribute to textbook designers and teachers in treating the issue of how to design Focus on Form activities in task-based language teaching.
focus on form
task-based teaching