Balancing Fluency, Accuracy and Complexity Through Task Characteristics

  • Gregory Birch


I was encouraged by the work of Skehan (1998) to examine how task characteristics can be used to predict where students may focus their attention during a task. I felt that by developing a better understanding of task characteristics, I would be more able to make informed decisions about how best to achieve a balanced development of fluency, accuracy, and complexity.


Task Difficulty Task Characteristic Sentence Frame English Language Teaching Balance Development 
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