In this chapter, we review several attempts to refine the conceptual space of task-based language teaching (TBLT) and to make TBLT suitable for beginner learners. First, we problematize the notion of communication in tasks tracing the evolution of the task definition since the 1980s. We conclude that limiting the concept of communication by the notion of oral interaction and focusing on higher linguistic and cognitive skills have shaped the negative attitude towards using TBLT at the beginner level. We compile specific design strategies (principles) that can help to make tasks accessible for low-level Russian language learners and provide sample tasks successfully implemented at the Novice Low and Novice Mid (ACTFL) proficiency levels. These tasks have the content that has been traditionally assigned to advanced level language study (Russia’s economy and living 78conditions) and that enhances the thought value; however, the proposed tasks are still approachable in terms of the language they incorporate.