NEW: Powerpoint of Jane's presentation IATEFL 2013: From Grammar Point to Task-based Lesson
The aim of this site is to help those already involved in task-based learning and teaching (TBLT) to extend their knowledge and skills. and to introduce as many new people as possible to TBL.
We have both been working in the TESOL field for over forty years, both TEFL and TESL. For most of that time we have been working on task-based approaches. If you want to know more about those forty years click here.
On the site you will find links to some of our publications – both books and articles. There are also links to our most recent conference presentations. But the best way to learn about TBLT is to do it. So we have included a number of lesson plans with a commentary on each one. We hope that as many teachers as possible will be able to download these and try them out in the classroom. We have also included links to other sites which take a look at TBLT.
Finally we have a description of the courses and consultancy services we can offer.
We hope to develop the site in a number of ways. We will update the publications and conference presentations and gradually add more downloadable lessons. If you have any further suggestions please contact us.
DOGUS UNIVERSITY, ISTANBUL, November 2011: Download:
Dave's Powerpoint: Conversational English: Teaching Spontaneity
Commentary on the Powerpoint document.
IATEFL 2011: Download the handout for Jane's IATEFL presentation: The truth about Task-based learning: Myth and Reality
JALT: Download LESSON PLAN for a detailed lesson plan associated with our article, Task-based Learning and learner Motivation in the first issue of On Task, the journal of the Japanese Association of language Teachers task-based learning SIG
Here are some of the questions discussed in Dave's presentation at IATEFL 2010:
WHAT DO WE MEAN BY ‘GRAMMAR?
(Click here if you want to read more)
Jane's presentation at the Language Show, Olympia, London on 31 October: Great Results with Task-based Language Teaching - go to CONFERENCES
Downloads of our presentations at TESOL Arabia 2009 and IATEFL UK 2009 are available if you go to CONFERENCES
For a description of Jane's latest book ENGLISH THROUGH MUSIC go to BOOKS AND ARTICLES.
Dave's book Rules, Patterns and Words is currently book of the month on the CUP website, and is on offer at a 25% reduction. Click here for a link.
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FREE LESSON PLANS
Click here to visit our task-based teaching page and download free task-based lesson plans
designed for all teachers
with clear rationale and guidance notes.