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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.

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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).


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.


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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.

Best Practitioner

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.

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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