Promoting Competency-Based Language Teaching Through Project-Based Language Learning

  • Melinda DoolyEmail author
Part of the Educational Linguistics book series (EDUL, volume 14)


This chapter provides a rationale for how project-based language learning (PBLL) can play a key role in language teaching and what this implies for teachers and learners. PBLL not only allows for a practical and meaningful approach to teaching and assessing language learning; it also promotes effective learning strategies and critical thinking skills. First, the main criteria for competences are examined along with links to the underlying premises of learning in PBLL. Next, the chapter delves into the question of communicative competences and explores ways of integrating the notion of competences and PBLL to design and implement language learning activities in different scenarios. An example of a multiple-pronged, bi-focal PBLL design illustrates how PBLL can be successfully implemented at all levels of education.


Language Learner Target Language Language Teaching Communicative Competence Language Competency 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departament de Didàctica de la Llengua i la Literatura, i de les Ciències Socials, Faculty of EducationUniversitat Autònoma de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain

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