Task Based Language Teaching – TBLT

by David Weller

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How can tasks help children learn languages?  Is TBLT the future of language learning? 

Task-Based Learning (TBL) is a lesson structure, a method of sequencing activities in your lessons.

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Task-Based Learning (TBL) is a lesson structure, a method of sequencing activities in your lessons.

Sometimes called ‘Task-Based Language Teaching’, TBL lessons students solve a task that involves an authentic use of language, rather than completing simple language questions about grammar or vocabulary.

Task-Based Learning is a good way to get students engaged and using English. That, plus the collaborative element, builds confidence with language and social situations. It’s also been shown to be more aligned with how we actually learn a language.

So why doesn’t everyone use TBL all the time?

In this session, David will 

  • Outline the advantages and disadvantages of Task-Based Language Teaching.
  • Provide a simple model for you to follow
  • Give examples of TBLT classes
  • Offer insights from his years of observing teachers for Trinity Cert and Dip Tesol qualifications.

David Weller

I’m Dave Weller, head of partnerships for Europe at Studycat. Nice to meet you!

I’ve been a teacher, trainer, manager, and regional manager in the language education industry for the last 17 years. I’ve been involved with marketing, sales, teaching, service, operations, and training. I genuinely enjoy helping people improve their performance, and seeing how that affects their students, colleagues, and business operations. Dave is also the face behind the barefootteflteacher.com blog!