On the similarities of slaying dragons and ordering food: A proposition for using a Task-Based Language Teaching Approach for playing Tabletop Role-playing Games
- Author: Chris Schneider
- Reviewed by: Rose Bard, Robb McCollum, Jake Reed.
- Volume and page numbers: 5 (p. 1 – 22)
- Date of publication: 2023/2/22
- Keywords: TBLT, TRPG, Drama, Narration, Games
- Cite: Schneider, C. (2023). On the similarities of slaying dragons and ordering food: A proposition for using a Task-Based Language Teaching Approach for playing Tabletop Role-playing Games. Ludic Language Pedagogy, 5, 1-22. https://doi.org/10.55853/llp_V5Art2
- Background: Given their potential for language learning, TRPGs can become effective teaching tools when implemented through a pedagogic framework.
- Aim: To demonstrate how TRPGs and task-based language teaching could align in theory.
- Methods: Theoretical comparison combined with script data from a student project and exemplification through three adventures.
- Results: TRPGs and TBLT align in several aspects theoretically, which few projects and pedagogic plans suggest.
- Conclusion: To maximize the learning benefits, it is suggested to combine research in a rather fast-headed joint action-research program.