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Call for Papers: 9th International Conference on Task-based Language Teaching Grants 2022 for Sub-Saharan African Countries

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Ifeoma Chuks

Call for Papers: 9th International Conference on Task-based Language Teaching Grants 2022 Award for a Representative from Sub-Saharan Africa

When is the Application Deadline:

31st January 2022.

Tell Me About Award:

The IATBLT is very happy to announce that Rod Ellis – who received the 2021 TBLT Distinguished Achievement Award – has graciously offered to donate the award money back to the IATBLT with the wish that the IATBLT would use it to support a representative from Sub-Saharan Africa to attend the TBLT 2022 conference.

Under the auspices of the International Association for Task-Based Language Teaching (IATBLT), the 2022 TBLT organizing committee is looking forward to welcoming you to the 9th International Conference on Task-Based Language Teaching in Innsbruck, Austria. The conference will be a face-toface event, in accordance with current COVID 19 safety regulations. Be assured that we are keeping a close eye on the circumstances and will make appropriate decisions regarding the conference in line with the most up-to-date information.

From 29 to 31 August 2022, the conference will bring together scholars and educators from all around the world who are interested in discussing both established and innovative approaches to TBLT. Inspired by the surrounding mountains, the conference will encourage us to both strengthen our understanding of the solid grounds of TBLT and to reach for new summits by “Widening the Horizon of Task-Based Language Teaching”.

The conference will focus on well-established TBLT approaches in second and foreign language classrooms as well as on transferring TBLT to other educational contexts and subjects including science education. Furthermore, task-based assessment and its implication for the (language) testing community will be addressed. The plenary speakers will touch on Second Language Acquisition and TBLT, the Teacher Variable in TBLT, as well as on vocational skill learning in aboriginal educational contexts and diversity in the second/foreign language classroom. Research-based, theory-driven and hands-on contributions to the advancement of TBLT are welcomed.

Which Fields are Eligible?

Relevant themes include but are not limited to:
• Tasks in SLA
• Tasks in (language) education
• Task-based assessment
• Theoretical perspectives on TBLT
• Sociocultural aspects of TBLT
• Task features, complexity, design
• TBLT methodology
• TBLT implementation and innovations
• Technology-mediated TBLT
• Tasks and the role of the learner
• The role of the teacher and TBLT-based teacher education
• Needs analysis in TBLT
• Evaluating task-based instruction, materials, and programs
We invite submissions for individual papers, colloquia, workshops, and posters.

What Type of Scholarship is this?

Call for Papers

Who can apply?

The TBLT 2022 Organizing Committee and the IATBLT Executive Board will choose an appropriate candidate for the award based on the applications.

How are Applicants Selected?

All submissions will be peer-reviewed on the basis of the following criteria:
• Significance
• Clarity and coherence of argumentation
• Originality
• Research Design / Conceptual Framework

Which Countries are Eligible?

Sub-saharan Africa

Where will Award be Taken?

University of Innsbruck, Austria

How Many Scholarships will be Given?

Not specified

What is the Benefit of Scholarship?

The IATBLT will make this award money (1.000€) available to a scholar from Sub-Saharan Africa.

How Long will the Program Last?

Notification of acceptance: March 2022
Early bird registration: 1 March to 15 May, 2022
Conference: 29 to 31 August, 2022

How to Apply for Scholarship:

The Call for Papers is open from 15 October to 31 January 2022. All proposals should be submitted at

Visit Award Webpage for Details

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