Jun 14, 2018

Task-Based Language Teaching: Making it Work in the Classroom

Teachers of Western Australia!

The Modern Language Teachers' Association of WA have announced a new PD in conjunction with Curtin University's School of Education Pressional Learning Hub—"Task-Based Language Teaching: Making it Work in the Classroom"—that will be held over the 20th–21st of July, 2018.

'Task-based language teaching is an approach to teaching second and foreign language in which language is learned through communication. Find out how to successfully engage your students in this approach. Designed for all teachers and pre-service teachers of languages and EALD, students of Linguistics and academics.'

'How often do we as teachers ask our students to do something in class which they would do in everyday life using their own language? Probably not often enough.

If we can make language in the classroom meaningful therefore memorable, students can process language which is being learned orrecycled more naturally.

Focussing on classroom activity as the task, and language as the instrumentused to complete it. We will explore a variety of local, national andinternational perspectives, and provide a balance of theory and practice.

Join us as you hear from esteemed researchers and professors in how to applythis approach to your classroom.'

Keynote speakers for the conference include:

  • Professor Rod Ellis
  • Dr Lindy Norris
  • Associate Professor Paul Toth
  • Associate Professor Craig Lambert
  • Professor Krishna Sen


Register here

For more information, pleasecontact: Gabrielle Migliore, Professional Learning Hub Coordinator