TBLT 2009 Lancaster: 13-16 September 2009
3rd Biennial International Conference on Task-Based Language Teaching
‘Tasks: context, purpose and use’
Under the auspices of the International TBLT Consortium and the Department of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University.
The first international TBLT conference was hosted in 2005 at the University of Leuven in Belgium and the second international conference on TBLT was hosted in 2007 at the University of Hawaii, Honolulu. As in the two previous conferences, we look forward to bringing together researchers and educators from around the world to share and learn from one another’s innovations and research in task-based language teaching.
- Geoff Brindley (Macquarie University, Australia)
- Zoltán Dörnyei (University of Nottingham, UK)
- Bernard Mohan (University of British Columbia, Canada)
- Lourdes Ortega (University of Hawaii, USA)
Convenors and colloquium themes:
- Folkert Kuiken & Ineke Vedder
(University of Amsterdam)
Theme: Tasks across the modalities
- Alison Mackey
(Georgetown University, US):
Theme: Tasks and the interaction hypothesis
- Virginia Samuda
(Lancaster University, UK):
Theme: Teachers' uses of tasks in the classroom
The conference will be held in the university’s well-equipped conference suite. The nearby city of Lancaster has a distinguished historic castle and boasts several jewels of Georgian architecture. It is within 30 minutes of the Lake District, beloved of walkers, fell runners, rock climbers, painters, poets and writers. The campus is also close to a spectacular coastline stretching from Glasson Dock, a couple of miles away, through Morecambe Bay to the coast of the Southern Lakes, and also lies within easy reach of the Pennines and the Yorkshire Dales.