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March 16, 2008

Industry Events-42nd IATEFL Conference

Hello Readers,

If you plan on being in or near Exeter (UK) the 7th to the 11th of April this year, then you might want to think about attending the 42nd IATEFL Conference. The plenary speakers ...

... for the event include:

Zoltán Dörnyei (University of Nottingham, England)
Alastair Pennycook (University of Technology Sydney, Australia)
Radmila Popovic (University of Belgrade, Serbia)
Rosa Jinyoung Shim (Open Cyber University, Korea)

In addition to these ESL experts, there will be approximately 1,400 delegates, 300 presentations and 40 exhibitors there.

The pre-conference events (on April 7th) include the following sessions:

Business English on The Challenges of Globalisation

ELT Management on How to Manage Projects Effectively

ES(O)L on Good Practice in Teaching English to Migrants and Refugees

English for Specific Purposes on ESP and EAP Advances in the 21st Century

Learner Autonomy on Autonomy in Language Learning: Overcoming Obstacles and Seizing

Learning Technologies on Digital Audio for Language Learning

Literature, Media & Cultural Studies on Reading Circles

Teacher Development on The Learning Teacher

Teacher Training & Education / Testing, Evaluation & Assessment on Portfolios for and of
Professional Development

Young Learners on Reaching Out to Every Student: Differentiation in Primary and Secondary
ELT Classrooms

To register online, go to www.iatefl.org by March 28th, 2008.

Feel free to share more information about the event below.

Until next time ...

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 March 16, 2008 09:20 AM

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