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Task-Based Technology: Portuguese Language Teaching Practices

Joana Carvalho, Sixto Cubo Delgado, and Inmaculada Sánchez Casado
Faculty of Education (UEx), Badajoz, Spain

Abstract—As part of a PhD investigation, this presentation aims to reveal the findings on Portuguese as a Non-Native Language (PNNL) teaching practice when using technology to implement other language approaches such as Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT). A mixed research was developed to explain if there was a relation between technology use and the implementation of different language methods and teaching strategies, and also holistic task development. Data was gathered from 101 PNNL teachers, with working experience in and out of Portugal. The results provided evidence that technology was not being used to engage students in active learning and holistic tasks, as TBLT sustains, nor was it being used to develop different language methods and teaching strategies. It has been concluded that PNNL teachers were not using technology in their teaching practice to better implement other language methods, such as TBLT.

Index Terms—second language acquisition, language teaching methodology, ICT literacies

Cite: Joana Carvalho, Sixto Cubo Delgado, and Inmaculada Sánchez Casado, "Task-Based Technology: Portuguese Language Teaching Practices," International Journal of Learning and Teaching, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 81-88, June 2020. doi: 10.18178/ijlt.6.2.81-88

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