Conference Presentations 



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Ortega, Lourdes: Tasks and technology in language learning: elective affinities and (dis)encounters [PowerPoint]

Mohan, Bernard: Tasks as meaning-making social practices: a functional model and analysis [PowerPoint]

Dörnyei, Zoltán: The antecedents of task behaviour: a dynamic systems account of task motivation [PowerPoint] [Handout]

Brindley, Geoff: Task based assessment in language learning programs: pieces of the puzzle [PowerPoint] [Handout]




Investigating task performance and task-based learning from different angles: complementary perspectives or incommensurable paradigms?
Convenors: Johannes Eckerth & Parvaneh Tavakoli

  1. Eckerth, Johannes & Tavakoli, Parvaneh: Introduction: Investigating task performance and task-based learning from different angles [PowerPoint]
  2. Skehan, Peter: Cognitive approaches to tasks: performance and development [PowerPoint]
  3. Foster, Pauline: Not necessarily strewn with potholes: the case for a smoother path to L2 task-based development [PowerPoint]
  4. Hellermann, John & Pekarek-Doehler, Simona: The dynamic and contingent nature of language-learning tasks: an empirical study of learners of French and English [PowerPoint]

The role of task in foreign language writing development
Convenors: Heidi Byrnes & Rosa Manchón

  1. Macaro, Ernesto: The relationship between tasks, strategic behaviour, and linguistic knowledge: the case of writing
  2. Manchón, Rosa: Task conceptualization and writing development: dynamics of change in a task-based EAP course [PowerPoint]
  3. Byrnes, Heidi: What develops in L2 writing? An analysis through genre-based tasks [PowerPoint] [Handout]
  4. Coetzee-Lachmann, Debbie: Using tasks to assess CLIL learners' subject-specific discourse competence: challenges in developing rating scales [PowerPoint] [Handout]

Evaluating task-based language programs
Convenor: John Norris

  1. Norris, John: Re-framing the evaluation of task-based language education [PowerPoint]
  2. Burwell, Greg; Nielson, Katie & González-Lloret, Marta: Evaluating a TBLT Spanish immersion program [PowerPoint]
  3. Verheslt, Machteld: Evaluation of TBLT in Flanders [PowerPoint]

Teachers' uses of tasks in the classroom
Convenor: Virginia Samuda 

  1. Samuda , Virginia : Introduction: Researching teachers' uses of tasks in the classroom [PowerPoint]
  2. Lynch, Tony : Tasks, teachers and learner choice [PowerPoint] [Handout]
  3. Bruton, Anthony: Practitioner perspectives on the use of oral tasks in state secondary FL teaching
  4. Andon, Nick: Exploring TBLT in ‘optimal' conditions [PowerPoint]

Tasks across modalities
Convenors: Folkert Kuiken & Ineke Vedder

  1. Kuiken, Folkert & Vedder, Ineke: Tasks across modalities: the influence of task complexity on linguistic performance in L2 writing and speaking [PowerPoint]
  2. Ferrari, Stefania & Nuzzo, Elena: Meeting the challenge of diversity with TBLT: connecting speaking and writing in the classroom [PowerPoint]
  3. Bulté, Bram & Housen, Alex: The development of lexical proficiency in L2 speaking and writing by Dutch speaking learners of French in Brussels [PowerPoint]
  4. Alcón Soler, Eva: Incidental focus on form during decision-making tasks and the effects on oral and written performance [PowerPoint]

TotemTaal, a task-based language curriculum for L1- and L2-learners in Flemish primary schools: challenges and opportunities

Convenors: Martien Berben & Ine Callebaut

  1. Geerts, Martien: A task-based curriculum for five grades of primary school: challenges to syllabus design [PowerPoint]
  2. Jonkers, Sara: A task-based curriculum for five grades of primary school: designing reading comprehension tasks [PowerPoint]
  3. Vandommele, Goedele: A task-based curriculum for five grades of primary school: focus on form [PowerPoint]

Researching tasks in primary and second foreign language classrooms: results from a post-graduate research group in Germany

Convenors: Michael K. Legutke, Andreas Müller-Hartmann & Marita Schocker-v. Ditfurth

  1. Anja Jäger: Drama tasks based on young adult literature to develop intercultural communicative competences in secondary EFL settings
  2. Michael Müller: Tasks to develop intercultural competences in geography lessons taught in English secondary schools
  3. Thomas Raith: Developing task-based language teaching competencies during internship
  4. Kolb, Annika: Co-operative tasks in EFL primary and secondary classrooms to facilitate transition

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Abderrahim, Farida: Developing grammar consciousness-raising through task-based language teaching [PowerPoint]

Adendorff, Elbie: Complexity in task-based learning and teaching of Afrikaans as a second Language in a university context [PowerPoint]

Alegria de la Colina, Ana & Garcia-Mayo, Maria del Pilar: Task-based interaction with low-proficiency adult EFL learners: the importance of the L1 [PowerPoint]

Alanen, Riikka & Huhta, Ari: L2 learners' performance across L2 writing tasks: comparing tasks and language proficiency through CEFR scales [PowerPoint]

Baralt, Melissa : Reasoning and convergence: the effects of task complexity and task conditions on L2 oral production [PowerPoint]

Barna, Judith: Task based approach and teacher training in France [PowerPoint]

Bei, Gavin : The effects of schematic knowledge, strategic planning and input of reading materials on L2 oral task performance [PowerPoint]

Burston, Jack & Kyprianou, Marianna: Integrating Task-based and Content and Language Integrated Learning [PowerPoint]

Chen, Huiyuan: A study of task-related performance and its measurement [PowerPoint]

Cheng, Xiaotang & Luo, Shaoquian: Localizing TBLT in China : China 's response to TBLT [PowerPoint]

Dai, Binbin : Re-examining individual differences in working memory, learner awareness of L2 Forms and L2 development through recasts in task-based interactions [PowerPoint]

Dushku, Silvana: Teaching response tokens through story telling tasks [PowerPoint]

Ellis, David : Task complexity: models, predictions, and the need for a paradigm shift [PowerPoint] [Handouts]

Ellis, Melanie: Evaluating the effectiveness of a task-based syllabus for teaching speaking to advanced learners of English [PowerPoint]

Ellis, Rod & Reinders, Heyo: Input tasks, intake and the acquisition of L2 implicit and explicit knowledge [Presentation]

Erlam, Rosemary & Loewen, Shawn: The effectiveness of tasks with and without corrective feedback [PowerPoint]

Faqeih, Haifaa & Marsden, Emma : Oral production and error correction amongst Arab learners of English [PowerPoint]

Fernández Dobao, Ana : Collaborative dialogue in task-based oral interaction: a comparison of pair and group work [PowerPoint]

Foster, Michael: TBLT Materials development as an instance of action research [PowerPoint] [Handout]

Gilabert, Roger & Levkina, Mayya: Manipulating task complexity: its impact on L2 production across task types and modes [PowerPoint]

Gökgöz, Nihal & Atay, Derin : The effects of task complexity on accuracy and lexical variety in EFL writing [PowerPoint]

Gurzynski-Weiss, Laura & Révész, Andrea: Tasks and teacher feedback in the Spanish foreign language classroom [PowerPoint]

Harjanne, Pirjo & Tella, Seppo: Current emphases in TBLT: an analysis of teaching and study practices in Finnish foreign language classrooms [PowerPoint]

Hildén, Raili: Test tasks for speaking: balancing between authenticity and reliability [PowerPoint] [Handouts]

Jackson, Daniel: Early starters: task-based teacher education in an undergraduate course [PowerPoint] [Handout]

Inoue, Chihiro : Investigating parallelness of narrative tasks [PowerPoint]

Kozawa, Yoshiko & Sato, Kazuyoshi: Task-based ESP instruction and its effect on student outcomes: a sociocultural perspective [PowerPoint]

Liu, Angie H.C.: Task-based assessment of group-constructed oral interaction in EFL classrooms [PowerPoint]

Martínez-Fernández, Ana : Reasoning in lexical tasks during reading: effects on recognition memory and L2 development [PowerPoint]

Means, Tom & Selinker, Larry : Interlanguage-stretching activities within a task-based empirical pedagogy [PowerPoint] [Handouts]

Michel, Marije: Simple and complex tasks in L2-monologues and dialogues: How do they interact? [PowerPoint]

Nakamura, Ian: Repetition of task with analysis of spoken discourse: an exploration of student-led interviews of a teacher [PowerPoint] [Handout]

Nebel, Anne: Understanding difficulty and complexity in writing tasks: toward a useful analytical framework [PowerPoint]

Nik Aloesnita Nik Mohd Alwi & Adams, Rebecca: Task implementation features and language production in synchronous computer-mediated communication [PowerPoint]

Nishikawa, Sachiyo: The impact of two modes of input and task repetition on story retellings [PowerPoint]

Ogilvie, Greg & Dunn, William: Task repetition as a pedagogical strategy: Interactional effects and affective responses [PowerPoint]

Oruc, Nesrin: Dictogloss: the role of reconstruction tasks on noticing [PowerPoint]

Peters, Elke & Van Houtven, Tine: Are lecturers' and students' needs different? A needs analysis for reading tasks in Flemish higher education [PowerPoint]

Pica, Teresa & Lee, Jiyoon: A comparison study of three approaches to drawing attention to form and function on an information-gap task [PowerPoint] [Handout]

Ren, Guanxin: Evaluating effectiveness of the Mind Mapping technique in TBLT in Chinese [PowerPoint]

Romanova, Natalia: Task planning and efficacy of recasts [PowerPoint]

Sano, Fujiko: The effect of metalinguistic information in conjunction with dictogloss tasks on L2 learning [PowerPoint]

Sauro, Shannon: Exploring the linguistic complexity of on-task and off-task interaction during chat [PowerPoint]

Soesman, Aviva: Speaking of postmodernism: applying Content- and Task-based Instruction in an advanced EAP course [PowerPoint] [Handouts]

Solares, Maria Elena: Using information and communication technologies to support tasks in the EFL classroom [PowerPoint]

Spector-Cohen, Elana: Beliefs and practices of EAP instructors [PowerPoint]

Thurman, John: The influence of affect upon the complexity of output in TBLT [PowerPoint]

Tode, Tomoko & Sakai, Hideki: How does TBLT affect the emergence of complexity? usage-based analysis of written production of an EFL learner [PowerPoint]

Tracy-Ventura, Nicole & Dominguez, Laura: Task design in L2 tense and aspect research: what matters? [PowerPoint]

Van Gorp, Koen: How effective are content-based tasks in supporting both SLA and knowledge construction at the end of Flemish primary education? [PowerPoint]

Waters, Alan: Tasks in textbooks [PowerPoint] [Handouts]

Witton-Davies, Giles: Propositional density - a new measure of oral fluency? [PowerPoint]

Youn, Soo Jung: Developing a task-based assessment of EAP pragmatics [PowerPoint]

Zhao, Kangxian: Teachers' learning and adaptation of TBLT in the ESL context [PowerPoint]




Biesenbach-Lucas, Sigrun & Weger-Guntharp, Heather: Task-Based Syllabi for the Advanced Language Learner [PowerPoint] [Handout]

Buck, Jemma : Training teachers to create and use TBLT [PowerPoint]

Goodchild, Leticia: Tasks using literature for intercultural development [PowerPoint] [Handout]

Willis, Dave & Willis, Jane: Focus on form in TBL: empowering or restricting? [PowerPoint] [Handout] [Collated workshop ideas]