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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,  Andrea Révész, University College London.


Our collection of videos is growing. Watch 4 talks by John Norris (ETS Japán), one of the founding members of IATBLT, in our Members area.

New Executive Board members sought

At this year’s conference, we will be holding elections for several officers to join IATBLT’s Executive Board. These positions include:

  • President

  • Vice President

  • Treasurer

  • Ordinary Member (two positions)

We are looking for a person for Media Outreach, (this is not an elected position).


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Looking forward to seeing you there
2022 IATBLT awards winners

Jane Willis

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

for residents in a “low-income” or in a “low-middle-income economy” country (according to the World Bank classification of economies) with abstract accepted for presentation at the next Conference on Task-based Language Teaching in Innsbruck. Read more.

Mohamed Salama

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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