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Sat Mar 01 2008

Confs: Applied Linguistics/UK

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        1.    Andrea Revesz, 3rd Intl Conference on Task-Based Language Teaching

Message 1: 3rd Intl Conference on Task-Based Language Teaching
Date: 28-Feb-2008
From: Andrea Revesz <ar429georgetown.edu>
Subject: 3rd Intl Conference on Task-Based Language Teaching
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3rd Intl Conference on Task-Based Language Teaching
Short Title: TBLT 2009

Date: 13-Sep-2009 - 16-Sep-2009
Location: Lancaster, United Kingdom
Contact: TBLT 2009 Organising Committee
Contact Email: tblt2009gmail.com
Meeting URL: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/events/tblt2009/index.htm

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Meeting Description:

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.

Theme: 'Tasks: Context, Purpose and Use'

Under the auspices of the International TBLT Consortium and
the Department of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University

Plenary Speakers:

Geoff Brindley (Macquarie University, Australia)
Zoltan Dörnyei (University of Nottingham, UK)
Bernard Mohan (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Lourdes Ortega (University of Hawaii, USA)

Featured Colloquia:

Sara Gysen (University of Leuven, Belgium)
Theme: Testing and transferability of test results

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.

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