MODULE 1: Presenting TBLT
MODULE 2: Designing a TBLT Needs Analysis
Mid-course reflection week
MODULE 3: Designing a task-based pedagogic unit
MODULE 4: Facilitating task performance
MODULE 5: Designing task-based assessments

Why TBLT? Presentation

Watch Geoff Jordan take a look at the issue of how we teach, how learners learn, and how best to facilitate that learning. Take notes and prepare for a quick comprehension check in the next step.


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