Online Course of TBL — Task-based English Learning

A Practical Guide to Task-Based Learning (TBL)

You can buy this Course for $ 49 or try Demo first

About the course

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Experienced, Expert

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Your Students

Adults, Teenagers, Young learners

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Required time

8 hours

Task-based learning is a different way to teach languages. It can help students by placing them in life-like situations where oral communication is essential for completing a specific task. 

Task-based learning is an approach that makes learners use their skills at their current level and helps develop language through its use. They focus on achieving a goal, and language becomes a necessary tool for it. 

In this course we will:

  • look at the principles behind TBL 
  • introduce you to the TBL lesson framework
  • learn how to adapt coursebook materials and supplement them with TBL tasks.

You will get equipped with learning activities for each phase of the TBL lesson, learn about the teacher's role and some practical ways of introducing new language.

This course will allow you to implement TBL in your classroom in the most effective and efficient way.

Course Program (in Ukrainian)

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  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Lesson frameworks
  • TBL
  • Teaching online

Course authors and tutors

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Irina Avalishvili

Course Author

DELTA Module 2, CELTA, CELT-S certified teacher of General, Business & Legal English

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Anastasiia Polushyna

Course Tutor

TKT certified teacher of General English

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Anfisa Kramarenko

Course Editor

CELTA certified teacher of General English, Business English, Exam Preparation, International speaking examiner

What's in the course?

Variety of inputs
Interesting texts, video lectures and tutorials,  audio tracks to keep you engaged

Lesson demonstration
A lesson plan and a video-demo with the lesson transcript so that you can see how the TBL is realised 

Variety of practice tasks 
To help you better understand the concepts and immediately implement new knowledge and skills including multiple choice questions, matching, true/false, open questions, gapped texts, quizzes, summaries 

Self-reflection tasks
Comments from teachers and students to present common problems and ways to address them, and help you evaluate and improve your teaching

Knowledge bank
WIth checklists and templates to keep the new knowledge organised and to give you the opportunity to return to it when needed

Final test
To track your progress and a must if you would like to receive a certificate

Useful resources
For further reading and study

Course Outline

Strict Order

This course consists of integral units that should be done in a strict order. Within each unit, the tasks follow a strict order and should be done one by one.

Course outcomes

— be better aware of the principles behind TBL 

— have been introduced to the TBL framework through:

  • analyzing the pre-task phase and learning activities 
  • analyzing the task phase, its learning activities and the teacher’s role
  • analyzing the language focus phase and practical ways of introducing new language

The skills you will learn:

  • implementing principles of TBL into practice
  • creating learning activities in accordance with TBL approach
  • using practical ways of introducing new language
  • adapting coursebook materials and supplement them with TBL tasks


Based on the results of the final test you will get:

0–69% — Certificate of Attendance

70–89% — Certificate of Completion

90–100% — Certificate of Completion with Merit

Certificate will appear in your Profile.

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