List of key TBLT publications


Last update: January 2019

Key issues in and for TBLT
Recent articles
  • Bygate. M. (2016). Sources, developments and directions of task-based language teaching. The Language Learning Journal, 44(4), 381-400.

  • East, M. (2017). Research into practice: The task-based approach to instructed second language acquisition. Language Teaching 50(3), 412-424.

  • Ellis, R. (2017). Position paper: Moving task-based language teaching forward. Language Teaching 50(4), 507-526.

  • Long, M. (2016). In defense of tasks and TBLT: Nonissues and real issues. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 36, 5-33.


  • Faez, F. and Tavakoli, P. (2019). Task Based Language Teaching. English Language Teaching Development Series. TESOL International Association: Alexandria, VA, USA.

  • Ahmadian, M.J., & García Mayo, M.P. (eds.) (2018). Recent perspectives on task-based language learning and teaching. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.

  • Ellis, R. (2018). Reflections on task-based language teaching. Bristol: Multilingual Matters.

  • Bygate, M. (2015) Domains and directions in the development of TBLT. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

  • Ellis, R. (2003). Task-based language teaching and learning. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

  • Long, M. (2015). Second language acquisition and task-based language teaching. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

  • Nunan, D. (2004). Task-based language teaching. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

  • Skehan, P. (2018). Second language task-based performance: Theory, research, assessment. New York: Routledge.

  • Van den Branden, K., Bygate, M.,  & Norris, J. M. (Eds.) (2009). Task-based language teaching: A reader. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

  • Van den Branden, K. (Ed.) (2006). Task-based language teaching: from theory to practice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Needs analysis
  • Long, M.H. (2005). Second language needs analysis. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

TBLT in context
  • Andon, N., & Eckert, J. (2009). Chacun à son gout. Task-based L2 pedagogy from the teacher’s point of view. International Journal of Applied Linguistics, 19, 286–310.

  • East, M. (2012). Task-based language teaching from the teachers’ perspective. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

  • Müller-Hartmann, A., & Schocker-von Ditfurth, M. (2011). Teaching English: Task-supported language learning. Paderborn: Schöningh.

  • Van den Branden, K. (2016). The role of the teacher in task-based language teaching. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 36, 164-181.

  • Van den Branden, K. (Ed.). (2006). Task-based language education: from theory to practice (pp. 217-248) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

  • Willis, J., & Willis, D. (2007). Doing task-based teaching: A practical guide to task-based teaching for ELT training courses and practicing teachers. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

TBLT and technology-mediated learning
  • González-Lloret, M. & Ortega, L. (Eds.). (2014). Technology-mediated TBLT. Researching technology and tasks. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Task-based language assessment (TBLA)
  • Brown, J. D., Hudson, T. D., Norris, J. M., & Bonk, W. (2002). Investigating task-based second language performance assessment. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press.

  • González-Lloret, M. & Nielson, K. B. (2015). Evaluating TBLT: The case of a task-based Spanish program. Language Teaching Research, 19(5), 525-549.

  • Norris, J.M. (2016). Current Uses of Task-Based Language Assessment. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 36, 230-244.

  • Van Gorp, K. & Deygers, B. (2014).Task-based language assessment. In A. J. Kunnan (Ed.), The Companion to Language Assessment. Volume II Approaches and Development (pp. 578-593). Malden, MA: Wiley Blackwell.