WELCOME ​to the
International Association for
Task-Based Language Teaching


All participants who registered for the last biennial conference automatically become a member of IATBLT vzw for a period lasting two years (until the eve of the next conference).

IATBLT vzw is an international and worldwide organisation of scholars interested in and active contributors to the field of task-based language teaching (TBLT). IATBLT vzw aims to promote principled approaches to TBLT, and especially to

  •  promote research, applications, and development of TBLT,

  •  help to disseminate results and resources, and

  •  promote international and interdisciplinary cooperation in the field.

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What is TBLT?

Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) is an educational framework for the theory and practice of teaching second or foreign languages. Based on empirical research, TBLT adopts meaning-based, communicative tasks as the central unit for defining language learning needs, determining curriculum goals, designing activity in the (language) classroom, and assessing language competencies.

Welcoming message from IATBLT President,  Martin East (The University of Auckland)

29th-31st August, 2022
University of Innsbruck

Announcing two new awards

for individuals who have made outstanding and sustained contributions to the field of TBLT in practice.

for residents in a “low-income” or in a “low-middle-income economy” country (according to the World Bank classification of economies) and have had an abstract accepted for presentation at the 9th International Conference on Task-based Language Teaching in Innsbruck.

Closing date for applications 31st May 2022.
2021 IATBLT awards winners
Help us congratulate
  • Rod Ellis, 2021 TBLT Distinguished Achievement Award winner
  • Marije Michel, Akira Murakami, Dora Alexopoulou, and Detmar Meurers for the 2021 Best Article Award for their 2019 article Effects of task type on morphosyntactic complexity across proficiency. Instructed Second Language Acquisition, 3(2). https://doi.org/10.1558/isla.38248
Watch IATBLT President Martin East presenting the awards
If you are a IATBLT member, you can watch more of the conversation between Martin East and Rod Ellis in our members-only part of the website

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our colleague and friend Mike Long.

A website has been set up in his memory.

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