Developing a Task-Based Lesson
a brief introduction outlining the principles and benefits of TBLT
a description of the learners for whom the task is intended and the instructional context (if relevant)
a description of the task design (the design features of a task; refer to Supplementary Information below the assignment instructions)
a demonstration that your activity is a ‘task’
a lesson plan for teaching the task with details on the pretask, main task, and post-task activities
a rationale for the main features and choice of teaching procedures (this should refer to relevant literature)
appendixes with relevant task materials
Supplementary Information: Considerations in designing a task-based lesson
Design features of task
Goal: What’s the general purpose of the task? Is it to elicit a linguistic feature or provide an opportunity for more control of language use?
Input: What’s the verbal or nonverbal material required to perform the task? E.g. a text, pictures, a map, etc.
Conditions: How is the information presented, shared or split?
Procedure: instructions/rubric about how to perform the task, e.g. group work or pair work, planning allowed or not allowed, time limit