IATBLT members are invited to nominate individuals who have made outstanding and sustained contributions to the field of task-based language education (research, teaching, assessment, materials development, etc.).
The winner of the award will be presented with an award of €1000 (funded independently by the IATBLT vzw) and a certificate at the next biennial conference of IATBLT.
Distinguished Practitioner Award
IATBLT members are invited to nominate individuals who have made outstanding and sustained contributions to the field of TBLT in practice. The winner of the award will be presented with an award of €1000 (funded independently by the IATBLT) and a certificate at the next biennial conference of IATBLT.
The recipient will be selected on the basis of:
Outstanding professional leadership in the advancement of TBLT in practice
Inspirational and/or valuable contribution to practice through publications/resources
Mentoring of other practitioners
Active engagement in and/or service to the TBLT community.
This award is given biennially for an article that makes a significant contribution to the field of task-based language teaching (TBLT). Members of IATBLT vzw may nominate articles published in refereed journals or as book chapters published in the the two years before the next conference.
The winner will be presented with an award of €500 (funded independently by the IATBLT vzw) and a certificate at the next biennial conference of IATBLT.
IATBLT members are invited to apply who are residents in a “low-income” or in a “low-middle-income economy” country (please look up your country in the World Bank classification of economies) and have had an abstract accepted for presentation at the 9th International Conference on Task-based Language Teaching in Innsbruck. The Executive Board will select up to two award recipients who will receive complimentary registration to the conference.
2022 Award winners
TBLT Distinguished Achievement Award
Alison Mackey 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. Her research has shown how tasks can promote interaction, feedback, and learning and she has developed a number of theoretical frameworks that have helped to guide TBLT research and practice. Mackey's work is characterized by its rigor, its creativity and its commitment to making a difference in the lives of language learners. She is a gifted researcher, a gifted teacher, and a gifted mentor who has inspired a generation of scholars and practitioners to follow in her footsteps. We are grateful for her contributions to the field of TBLT.
Best Article Award
Congratulations to Youjin Kim, Sanghee Kang, and Meredith D’Arienzo, winners of the IATBLT Research Article Award for their article “Implementation of an Uncontrolled, Real-World Task: Vocabulary Learning – Opportunities and Students’ Perceptions” published in the Modern Language Journal. This study investigated the incidental English vocabulary through real-world, multimodal, English-language, video-creation task. The results showed that the task provided learners with opportunities to learn new vocabulary through exposure to authentic materials, interaction with peers, and self-directed learning. Your work is truly outstanding and a valuable contribution to the field of TBLT. Here’s the link to the article: https://doi.org/10.1111/modl.12742
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! Your work is a valuable resource for language learners, educators and everyone interested in learning more about the rich history and culture of Black people in Latin America. The way you have incorporated tasks that allow learners to explore the themes of race, identity and discrimination is thoroughly meaningful. These tasks are not only engaging and interactive, but they also help learners to develop critical thinking skills and to become more aware of the social and political issues that affect Black people in Latin America.
2022 Underrepresented Scholar Award
Congratulations to Reza Yaddollahpour, winner of the Underrepresented Scholar Award.