Task-based language teaching with technology
18 May 2021 17:00 — 18:00
Micro study on using Among Us! for practice
- Among Us!
- Groups of 10-students (max possible)
- Pre-task activities (mostly asynchronous), ~20 min.
- 2 x 40-min. sessions of Among Us!, with (synchronous) oral interaction on Discord
- $N = 22$ undergrad students
- Pre-service English teachers: already highly motivated, advanced English proficiency (~B2)
- Age: $M = 22.5$ y.o. [21..31]
- Gender: 6 M, 16 F
|Variable||Mdiff||t||p-value||Effect size (d)|
|Attitude toward English||0.13||0.88||0.389 n.s.||0.19|
|Desire to learn English||-0.08||−0.70||0.490 n.s.||–0.15|
|Perceived effectiveness||0.02||0.15||0.886 n.s.||0.03|
|Language anxiety||–0.27||–2.20||0.039 *||–0.47|
- González-Lloret, M. (2017). Technology and Task-Based Language Teaching. In S. L. Thorne & S. May (Eds.), Language, Education and Technology (pp. 193–205). Springer.
- González-Lloret, M., & Ortega, L. (Eds.). (2014). Technology-mediated TBLT: Researching technology and tasks. John Benjamins.
- Shank, S., Escueta, M., Nickow, A., Oreopoulos, P., & Quan, V. (2019). Will technology transform education for the better? [J-PAL Evidence Review]. Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab.
- Ziegler, N. (2016). Taking technology to task: Technology-mediated TBLT, performance, and production. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 36, 136–163.
Pedagogical adaptations of Among Us!
- 🔖 E. Frazier (2021), Among Us: Bringing Fun Back to the Digital Language Classroom, in The FLTMag.
- 🔖 J. York (2020), How to teach languages with ‘Among Us’, in Ludic Language Pedagogy, 2, 269-283.
- A. Antonopoulos (2020), An ‘Among Us’ Speaking lesson plan, in Level Up Your Teaching.
- A. Baez (2020), Powerpoint de explicación de Among Us para EFL/ESL, in ISL Collective.
- L. Gracey (2021), Taking Among Us! to school, in TCEA Technotes.