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January 28, 2008

Industry Events- ACTA 2008 Conference

Hello Readers,

Are you a student teacher, teacher trainer, program manager, researcher, curriculum leader or principal interested in TESOL pedagogies and how they influence the development of identities and relationships in TESOL settings? If so, the ACTA 2008 Conference, which will be held July 10th - 12th this year in ...

... Alice Springs, Australia, might be the TESOL conference for you.

The conference will include discussions on the role of language and culture within pedagogy. The keynote speakers include:

Professor Marcia Langton
Inaugural Professor of Australian Indigenous Studies, University of Melbourne

Professor Vaidehi Ramanathan
Professor of Linguistics, University of California, Davis

Professor Alastair Pennycook
Professor of Language in Education, University of Technology, Sydney

Professor Beverley Derewianka
Professor of Education, University of Wollongong

Dr Shelley Wong
President Elect of TESOL and Associate Professor of Multicultural/ESL/Bilingual Education, George Mason University, Fairfax

Dr Sinfree Makoni
Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics and African American Studies, Pennsylvania State University

The conference will be held at: Alice Springs Convention Centre (93 Barrett Drive, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia 0870).

It will be possible to register online in the near future. For now, if you are interested in attending the conference or symposium, you can send your name, email address, postal address, phone and fax number to acta08@apapdc.edu.au or visit www.apapdcevents.edu.au and submit your expression of interest. Once they have your details, they will contact you with more information.

Hope that helps!

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

*For the COMPLETE list of Industry Events mentioned on ESL-Lesson-Plan, click HERE!

About the author of this entry:
Carol, a native English-speaker hailing from the small town of St. Joseph in Minnesota, USA, worked in China for more than 7 years. During that time, she worked at universities, private language schools, grade schools, international schools, and did private tutoring as well. Besides teaching, she also worked as a Head teacher, an Education Manager, and a Material Development Manager. In addition to working on this newsletter, she also writes a monthly column for Time Out Beijing, authors ESL textbooks for publishing houses in China, and is an Editor for Garnet Publishing in Reading, England. Carol holds a BA in Communications from the College of St. Benedict/ St. John's University, and a CELTA, and has just finished her MA TESOL course at Oxford Brookes University. Look for her posts on the ESL-Jobs-Forum discussion boards!

Posted by crueckert at January 28, 2008 07:06 AM

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