Task-based learning ( TBL) is rapidly gaining popularity , but what actually happens when we use communication tasks in real language classrooms? In this collection, p teachers of English as a second or foreign language describe how they implemented TBL with learners of various ages and in a range of contexts. They explore the interaction and language use stimulated by tasks and investigate the effect of variables such as task type, planning time and repetition. This book offers a wealth of practical ideas for teachers keen to experiment with a task-based approach. In addition, course tutors, teacher trainers and participants on Certificate, Diploma or Masters programs will find stimulating suggestions for classroom-based projects and assignments and a useful collection of classroom transcripts that can be used for detailed study, or simply as a fascinating glimpse into the language produced by learners and fluent speakers when engaged in genuine communication.