Rod Ellis

List of John Benjamins publications for which Rod Ellis plays a role.



Subjects Applied linguistics | History of linguistics
Subjects Applied linguistics | Cognition and language | Language acquisition | Language teaching | Psycholinguistics
Subjects Language acquisition | Language teaching


Ellis, Rod 2024 EditorialLanguage Teaching for Young Learners 6:1, pp. 1–4 | Editorial
This chapter begins by raising a number of general issues concerning the investigation of individual differences in task-based language teaching (TBLT) – the importance of investigating IDs in task-based language lessons as well as in individual tasks, including the study of input-based as well… read more
Roever, Carsten, Natsuko Shintani, Yan Zhu and Rod Ellis 2023 Chapter 6. Proficiency effects on L2 pragmaticsL2 Pragmatics in Action: Teachers, learners and the teaching-learning interaction process, Martínez-Flor, Alicia, Ariadna Sánchez-Hernández and Júlia Barón (eds.), pp. 145–167 | Chapter
Proficiency is a widely used concept in second language (L2) pragmatics where it is commonly viewed as lexico-grammatical knowledge, and can be measured by means of standardised or researcher-designed tests, or estimated on the basis of levels in a language program. It is a common grouping… read more
This study investigated the pragmatic competence of 50 Japanese English major students, divided into two groups, one of which participated in a study abroad (SA) program and the other stayed at home (AH) taking regular university classes. Two tests were used to measure two aspects of the… read more
This article reports a practitioner research study where one of the authors worked with an Indonesian secondary school teacher to help her introduce task-based language teaching into her own classroom. We report a study involving classroom observation, interviews, and a reflective journal and… read more
I draw on the education literature to describe four educational curriculum models, which serve as a basis for presenting four TBLT curricula based on the proposals of Prabhu (1987); Willis (1996), Long (1985, 2015a, 2015b) and myself (Ellis, 2003 and 2019) – all of which have figured in the… read more
Ellis, Rod 2021 EditorialLanguage Teaching for Young Learners 3:1, pp. 1–2 | Editorial
The purpose of this article is to discuss how task-based language teaching (TBLT) can work with beginner-level learners by using input-based tasks. It begins by dismissing a common critique of TBLT, namely that learners need to be taught some language before they can perform tasks, by arguing… read more
Ellis, Rod 2020 EditorialLanguage Teaching for Young Learners 2:1, pp. 1–3 | Editorial
Ellis, Rod 2019 Chapter 1. Task preparednessResearching L2 Task Performance and Pedagogy: In honour of Peter Skehan, Wen, Zhisheng (Edward) and Mohammad Javad Ahmadian (eds.), pp. 15–38 | Chapter
The role of pre-task options in task-based language teaching has received considerable attention, most notably in the work of Peter Skehan. They constitute implementation variables that affect the complexity, accuracy and fluency (CAF) of language production and also, potentially language,… read more
Ellis, Rod 2019 EditorialLanguage Teaching for Young Learners 1:1, pp. 1–3 | Editorial
Ellis, Rod 2019 EditorialLanguage Teaching for Young Learners 1:2, pp. 107–110 | Editorial
There has been little research investigating the effects of form-focused instruction (FFI) on the second language acquisition of children. This article reports a quasi-experimental study of integrated form-focused instruction for 33 children aged 9–12 years. They completed four dictogloss tasks… read more
Meta-analysis has become increasingly popular in second language acquisition research (SLA) and has provided valuable summative information about a number of key areas. There are, however, dangers. This article examines a number of key issues that need to be considered in conducting a… read more
The study explores the effects of intervening between the performance of the same task and whether these effects transfer to a new task. 40 Japanese university students completed the same monologic narrative task three times and then performed a new task of the same type (Time 4). 20 students just… read more
This chapter discusses the importance of designing valid tests of second language (L2) learning in order to investigate the effects of form-focused instruction (FFI). It argues that such tests must provide measures of both implicit and explicit L2 knowledge. Various methods for designing such tests… read more
Conducting action research is not something that teachers always find easy. Nunan (1990) reported that teachers’ action research proposals tended to be rather grand and unmanageable because they had failed to identify specific research questions. I propose that one practical way in which teachers… read more
Ellis, Rod 2009 Chapter 6. Task-based research and language pedagogyTask-Based Language Teaching: A reader, Van den Branden, Kris, Martin Bygate and John M. Norris (eds.), pp. 109–130 | Article
Two very different theoretical accounts of task-based language use and learning are critiqued and their relevance for language pedagogy discussed. One account, which will be referred to as the psycholinguistic perspective, draws on a computational model of second language (L2) acquisition (Lantolf,… read more
Ellis, Rod 2006 Researching the Effects of Form-Focussed Instruction on L2 AcquisitionThemes in SLA Research, Bardovi-Harlig, Kathleen and Zoltán Dörnyei (eds.), pp. 18–41 | Article
This article examines a variety of options for conducting investigations of the effects of interventionist form-focused instruction (FFI). Constructs related to three key areas of form-focussed instruction are presented; (1) the type of instruction, (2) the target of the instruction, and (3) the… read more
Ellis, Rod 1999 Retrospect and ProspectLearning a Second Language through Interaction, Ellis, Rod, pp. 233 ff. | Article
Ellis, Rod 1999 Making the Classroom Acquisition RichLearning a Second Language through Interaction, Ellis, Rod, pp. 211 ff. | Article
Ellis, Rod, Rick Heimbach, Yoshihiro Tanaka and Atsuko Yamazaki 1999 Modified Input and the Acquisition of Word meaning by Children and AdultsLearning a Second Language through Interaction, Ellis, Rod, pp. 63 ff. | Article
Fotos, Sandra S. and Rod Ellis 1999 Communicating About GrammarLearning a Second Language through Interaction, Ellis, Rod, pp. 189 ff. | Article
He, Xien and Rod Ellis 1999 Modified Output and the Acquisition of Word MeaningsLearning a Second Language through Interaction, Ellis, Rod, pp. 115 ff. | Article
Nagata, Hirota, David Aline and Rod Ellis 1999 Modified Input, Language Aptitude and the Acquisition of Word MeaningsLearning a Second Language through Interaction, Ellis, Rod, pp. 133 ff. | Article
Takashima, Hide and Rod Ellis 1999 Output Enhancement and the Acquisition of the Past TenseLearning a Second Language through Interaction, Ellis, Rod, pp. 173 ff. | Article
Zaki, Hoda and Rod Ellis 1999 Learning Vocabulary Through Interacting With a Written TextLearning a Second Language through Interaction, Ellis, Rod, pp. 151 ff. | Article
Ellis, Rod, Yoshihiro Tanaka and Asako Yamazaki 1995 Classroom Interaction, Comprehension, and the Acquisition of L2 Word MeaningsLexical Issues in Language Learning, Harley, Birgit, pp. 187–228 | Article