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August 16, 2006

Industry Events- Symposium on English Teacher Development in EFL Contexts

Hello Readers!

Have you had the chance to sit down and think about a professional development plan for yourself? If not, I've done some research for you. (You're welcome). On Friday, November, 10, 2006, China will be hosting...

...the TESOL Symposium on English Teacher Development in EFL Contexts. They're also offering a free tour of the historic city Chaozhou, which is otherwise known as the "Hometown of Overseas Chinese," on a first-come-first-serve basis.

A few quick details:

Place: Shantou University, Guangdong Province, China
Date: Friday, November 10, 2006 (+free tour on Saturday, November 11, 2006)
Featured Speakers: Donald Freeman, Jun Liu, David Nunan
Sponsored by: The Li Ka Shing Foundation, McGraw-Hill ESL/ELT, Thomson Heinle, Pearson Longman logo, and assisted by Shantou University.
Target audience: EFL teachers in Asia
Speakers' Topics: A Framework for Teacher learning and Development and
Empowering Nonnative English Speaking Teachers in EFL Contexts
Pre-registration Fee (received by September 30, 2006): $50 for TESOL members/$75 for non-members
On-site Registration Fee (received after September 30, 2006): $75 for members/$100 for non-members
Lodging: Limited rooms available (144rmb-240rmb/night) at university; List of hotels available online

* The nonmember rate above includes a one-year TESOL Global Electronic Membership (GME) for participants from China and other eligible countries (see http://www.tesol.org/join for details).

University Details:
Tel: +86 - 754 - 2905888
Fax: +86 - 754 - 2905100
E-mail: stuacc@stu.edu.cn
Address: Shantou University, #243 Daxue Road
Shantou, Guangdong, P.R.China 515063

For more information, go to:

Carol Rueckert
Writer, ESL Lesson Plan
E-mail: crueckert@eslemployment.com
Blog: www.esl-lesson-plan.com

"I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand." - Chinese Proverb

About the author of this entry:
Carol, a native English-speaker who hails from the small town of St. Joseph in Minnesota, USA, has lived and worked in China since 1998. During that time, she has worked with students that range in age from three to more than sixty years old. She’s worked in universities, private language schools, grade schools, international schools, as well as private tutoring. Besides teaching, she’s also worked as a head teacher, an education manager, and a material development manager. In addition to working on this newsletter, she currently writes a monthly column for Time Out Beijing as well as working as an ESL instructor for the Australian International School of Beijing. Carol is also enrolled in Oxford Brookes' MA TESL program in Oxford, England. Look for her posts on the ESL-Jobs-Forum discussion boards!

Posted by crueckert at August 16, 2006 04:47 AM

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