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October 29, 2013

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RIP Dave Willis

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We were saddened to hear this week of the death of Dave Willis, a name widely associated with Task-Based Learning. Dave and his wife Jane were co-authors of several ELT titles, including The Collins Cobuild English Course, a title that in 1988 was ahead of its time. Their last title was the Doing Task-Based Teaching in the Oxford Handbooks for Language Teachers series. Dave was twice winner of the English-Speaking Union’s Duke of Edinburgh Prize for ELT publications.

The ELT Chat website has posted a brief collection of Facebook posts, links to interviews and other articles about Dave, and will be hosting a couple of special chats tomorrow (Wednesday, October 30).

Leo Selivan's blog, Leoxicon, also has an extensive post about Dave, his work and the debt owed to him by those of us in the ELT world.

Read the full post on ELT Chat.

Willis-ELT is the website run by Jane and Dave Willis.

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