Russian Language Journal


William Comer


foreign language, literature, United States, program


In the past twenty years, Task-based Language Teaching (TBLT) has become a widely discussed approach to teaching foreign and second languages, and a significant body of literature has grown up around it. The approach has even been implemented on a large scale in some areas; for example, since 1990, instruction in Dutch as a second language in the Flemish areas of Belgium has been organized solely around the principles of TBLT (Van den Branden 2006, 13).