Implementing TBL

Taking Task-Based Learning Online

On the 14th July we had the pleasure of presenting a plenary at English Australia’s EdTech Symposium. I think we were slightly surprised to be invited to present at a conference focused on tech – while neither of us are luddites, EdTech is not uppermost in our interests or practices. On reflection, this is perhaps…

Reactive teaching and informed feedback

Because TBL, along with Dogme and CLL, involve reactive teaching, language needs are addressed both during and after the task itself. Practitioners of task-based learning have given it a rather technical name, Focus On Form.  This simply means that language focus occurs in the context of communication, so that the lesson itself remains centred on task completion, and…