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#TBLTChat 8: The theory behind TBLT. 

Everyone, thanks for voting. Our #TBLTChat on Tuesday 9th May will be on the theory behind TBLT.  Here is some background reading: Slideshow by Kris Van Den Branden. 

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#TBLTChat 7: Needs Analysis & Syllabus Design

OK, teachers. Looks like we’re looking at the big picture tomorrow.  Needs analysis and syllabus design.  Time: 0:00 – 23:59 GMT. Don’t forget the #TBLTChat hashtag. 

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#TBLTChat 6 – Special – Misconceptions 

Hello again. It has been a while, hasn’t it? The next #TBLTChat on Twitter is scheduled for Tuesday 13th December from 0:00 GMT until 0:00 GMT on the 14th.  This topic was suggested by Mura Nava, and there is a bit … Continue reading

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#TBLTChat 5: Practical ways to Focus on Form during the task cycle

It was decided! We are going with Focus on Form (what learners are trying to communicate) not Focus on FormS (pre-planned teaching of discrete language points, usually prescriptive grammar). See you 18th October, midnight till 18:00 GMT. 

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#TBLTChat 4: Challenges and Strategies in the TBLT classroom. 

So, one suggestion through Twitter by Helen becomes our fourth chat. Fourth! It’s almost a habit now! Tuesday 20th September from 10am in Australia till 10pm in Alaska. (midnight of 20th September GMT until 6am of the 21st GMT).  So, … Continue reading

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#TBLTChat 3: Pretasks and supporting tasks

Hey! 30th August is #TBLTChat 3, just in time for back to school or ‘where were you while I was waiting for back to school?’ Let’s look at pretasks and supporting tasks, the cats that never get the cream, the … Continue reading

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#TBLTchat 2: Materials in TBLT

#TBLTchat ters, thanks a lot for your continued support. This fortnight’s chat is all about materials in TBLT. Authentic? What is authentic? Corpus-based or corpus-informed? Pedagogical-tasks? How do you get learners to access materials that might be complex? How do … Continue reading

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