The Seventh International Conference on Task-Based Language Teaching will take place in Barcelona (University of Barcelona), Spain

April 19-21 2017

The theme of the conference is "Tasks in Context"

Call for papers


7th International Conference on Task-based language teaching

TBLT 2017

University of Barcelona



We are calling for proposals for the 7th TBLT Conference "Tasks in Context" that will take place at the University of Barcelona from April 19-21, 2017.

Submissions are invited for individual papers, show and tell, workshops and colloquia.


Types of submissions and guidelines

Individual papers (20 minutes for presentation + 5 minutes Q&A) and show and tell (10 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A)

A submission should include:

  • an abstract (300 words maximum, excluding references)
  • a brief summary for the conference programme (50 words maximum)


Workshops (1-hour session) and colloquia (2-hour session)

Convenors should provide:

  • an abstract providing an overview of the entire workshop or colloquium (350 words maximum, excluding references), and abstracts of the individual papers in the colloquium (also 350 words maximum excluding references).
  • a brief summary for the conference programme (50 words maximum)


All proposals should be submitted here


Presentation policy

Each participant may submit one abstract in authorship and a second one in co-authorship. A workshop/colloquium convenor can also present at the workshop/colloquium or in any other presentation modality.


Language policy

The working language of the conference is English, but contributions in other European languages will also be considered. PowerPoints and other visual materials should be in English.


Key dates for submission and registration

Submissions open: May 1, 2016

NEW Submissions deadline: August 31st, 2016

Notification of acceptance: October, 2016


Early bird registration: November 1, 2016 to February 1, 2017

NEW  !!! Registration deadline for presenters: January 10, 2017

Early bird registration ends and full registration begins: February 1, 2017


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We look forward to welcoming you in Barcelona!