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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.

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

  • (a) promote research, applications, and development of TBLT,

  • (b) help to disseminate results and resources, and

  • (c) promote international and interdisciplinary cooperation in the field.

IATBLT vzw aims to pursue these objectives using all the means at its disposal, in particular to:

  • oversee the running of an international conference on TBLT every two years, and

  • promote the dissemination of information by other appropriate means including its website.

MEMBERSHIP

All participants who registered for the last biennial conference (Ottawa, 2019) automatically become a member of IATBLT vzw for a period lasting two years (until the eve of the next conference).

Those interested in becoming a member without having registered for the last biennial conference can become a member by sending an e-mail to iatblt2015@gmail.com and paying the membership fee. The e-mail message should contain name, address, date and place of birth, nationality and affiliation of the applicant. Until the next TBLT conference, the membership fee amounts to 20 USD; students pay only 10 USD (students should mention in their message at which university/school they are enrolled and should specify the program they follow).

The membership fee must be paid by bank transfer (cash or cheks are not accepted) to the bank account of the IATBLT vzw (IBAN: BE05 7370 4450 6875 ; BIC: KREDBEBB) (please mention “new member IATBLT + the name of the new member” in the message of your bank transfer)

 
BOARD

MARTIN EAST

PRESIDENT
University of Auckland

ANDREA REVESZ

VICE PRESIDENT
University College London

KOEN VAN GORP

TREASURER
Michigan State University

MARTA GONZÁLEZ-LLORET

SECRETARY
University of Hawai'i
 
BOARD MEMBERS

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

FOUNDING MEMBERS

KRIS VAN DEN BRANDEN, Katholieke Universitet Leuven

MARTIN BYGATE, Lancaster University

JOHN NORRIS, Educational Testing Service

CURRENT

BOARD MEMBERS

PAST

BOARD MEMBERS

LAURA GURZYNSKI-WEISS, Indiana University

YOUJIN KIM, Georgia State University/KAIST

ROGER GILABERT, University of Barcelona

EVA KARTCHAVA, Carleton University

BARBARA HINGER, University of Innsbruck

BILL DUNN, University of Alberta

ALISON MACKEY, Georgetown University and Lancaster University

NATSUKO SHINTANI, Kobe Gakuin University

The new Executive board was ratified by the IATBLT members at the General Business Meeting during the 2019 TBLT Conference.  An audio recording of President’s Report for 2019 is available.

IATBLT President Report 2019
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© 2017 by Marta Gonzalez-Lloret (IATBLT Secretary)
 

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This website is supervised by the International Association for Task-Based Language Teaching (IATBLT) vzw. Read more about the association and how to become a member at the ‘About us’-section of the website.

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