Fwd: International conference on task-based language teaching

Shannon Sauro totoro2 at DOLPHIN.UPENN.EDU
Thu Mar 18 18:00:14 UTC 2004

Dear colleague,

We wish to inform you about a call for proposals for an international
conference on Task- Based Language Teaching (TBLT):

TBLT 2005. From Theory to Practice

University of Leuven (Belgium), September 21-23, 2005

This conference will bring together applied linguists and educational
linguists to reflect on the potential of task-based language teaching
(TBLT) for promoting first, second, and foreign language acquisition.
Special attention will be paid to the implementation of TBLT into the
classroom. Besides exploring the theoretical rationale behind task-based
language teaching, this conference will focus on what needs to be done
(in terms of teacher training, syllabus and curriculum development,
development of assessment tools, etc.) to make TBLT 'work' in the real

The programme includes poster presentations, paper presentations,
workshops, symposia, and plenary speakers. The conference aims to bring
about lively discussions and vivid exchange between linguists from all
over the world on current research and hands-on experience with regard
to the theory and practice of task-based language teaching.

Plenary speakers:

- Michael Long, University of Maryland
- John Norris, Northern Arizona University

For all details on the call for proposals: visit our website
www.tblt.org <http://www.tblt.org/>, or mail tblt at arts.kuleuven.ac.be
<mailto:tblt at arts.kuleuven.ac.be>

Please forward this mail to interested colleagues in your field.

Best regards

Kris Van Den Branden
Director of the Centre for Language and Migration
University of Leuven (Belgium)

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