The German interrogation task can be described as follows:

goal: communicative, working toward one specified outcome
process: interrogating crime suspects; information needs to be conveyed to reach the goal
topic: locations, actions, and knowledge of other people in the past
location: the computer lab
timing: no time constraints
participants: an GFL learner and the computer
roles: the computer controls the goal, overall process, topic, and location; the learner controls timing and specifics of ordering the process during the task
relationships: the learner and computer would not have a "relationship"
knowledge: the computer possesses the "knowledge" and language required for task completion; relative to this task, the learner knows less than the computer; the task process is probably new to the learner
interest: it is unknown whether or not the learner is interested in the topic, and in achieving the task goal


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