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, Martin East (The University of Auckland)