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Full Title: 5th Biennial Conference on Task-Based Language Teaching
         
Short Title: TBLT 2013
Location: Banff, Alberta, Canada
Start Date: 03-Oct-2013 - 05-Oct-2013
Contact: William Dunn
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.educ.ualberta.ca/tblt2013/
Meeting Description: The international task-based language teaching conferences aim to bring together researchers and educators with interests in tasks and task-based language teaching.

Plenary Speakers:

Martin Bygate (Lancaster University and St. Mary’s University College)
Heidi Byrnes (Georgetown University)
Patricia Duff (University of British Columbia)

Invited Colloquia:

TBLT and Teacher Education - Organized by Kris Van Den Branden (Katolieke Universiteit Leuven)

The Interface Between TBLT and Content-Based Instruction - Organized by María del Pilar García Mayo (University of the Basque Country)

TBLT and Culture - Organized by Lies Sercu (Katolieke Universiteit Leuven)

Cognitive Aspects of TBLT - Organized by Roger Gilabert Guerrero (University of Barcelona) and Andrea Révész (Lancaster University)
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics
LL Issue: 24.2266


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