WELCOME to the
International Association for
Task-Based Language Teaching
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.
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.
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Looking forward to seeing you there
We are excited to announce that the 11th IATBLT Conference will be held in Groningen,The Netherlands, in April, 2025! Thank you, Marije Michel and team for volunteering! The theme of the 2025 IATBLT Conferencewill be "TBLT and technology." We will explorethe latest research and practices in TBLT while discussing the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead! We are looking forward to seeing you in Groningen in 2025!
2023 IATBLT awards winners
Research Article Award
Congratulations to Youjin Kim, Sanghee Kang, and Meredith D’Arienzo, winners of the IATBLT Research Article Award.
Congratulations to Uju Anya, Melissa Baralt, Aris Clemons, and Déborah Gomez for winning the prize for the development of a tasked-based Spanish language curriculum celebrating Blackness in Latin America!
Distinguished Achievement Award
Congratulations to Alison Mackey, winner of the Distinguished Achievement Award. Alison is a leading scholar in the field of TBLT and her work has had a profound impact on the way we understand and teach second languages.
Underrepresented Scholar Award
Congratulations to Reza Yaddollahpour, winner of the Underrepresented Scholar Award.