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The schedule below is provisional and will change on a daily basis. All pleanary talk are confirmed
Tuesday, 9th April 2013
09:00 – 10:25
The world in which we live in: Beatles, blends and blogs
The language of popular music is a great source of data for ELT, especially because of its motivating force among young people – and the not so young, for older people remember the pop songs of their youth with accuracy and nostalgia. Pop songs are also one of the most ubiquitous manifestations of English as a global language, so it is not surprising to see them often used in ELT classrooms…
Wednesday, 10th April 2013
09:00 – 10:10
The ELT weather forecast: perceptions on effectiveness and teacher motivation. Welcome to the ELT weather channel …
What’s the weather like in ELT today? What atmospheric patterns can we observe in our perceptions on effectiveness in different areas in our energy field: in methodology, research, curriculum, assessment, technology, learner development, teacher training and development, management, and professional networking? What low and high pressures exist in our professional contexts? …
Thursday, 11th April 2013
09:00 – 10:10
ELT tomorrow ELT tomorrow is today! What we think, what we do, and what we are inspired to change all have an impact on the future of the field. From language planning to curricula design, from methodology to assessment, from teacher development to learner characteristics, everything will be transformed to address the future needs of the field. In this plenary, Liu draws on the most recent data from his research via document analysis, surveys, and interviews to …
19:00 – 20:00
IATEFL Failure Fest: how is failure a better teacher than success?
We’re all used to case studies and presentations reflecting heroic successes. But what of the things that went wrong? The stories of entrepreneurs and innovators constantly refer to learning from failure, with the adage, “Fail early, fail fast, fail often.” But how do you actually turn failure into success?
Friday, 12th April 2013
09:00 – 10:05
Language dealing A few years ago I did some research on the cultural identity of expatriate teachers of English around the world, and one respondent declared that if English were a drug, expatriate teachers would be the dealers. Dr. Bill Johnston of Indiana University has written about the moral dimension of English language teaching, and in particular once drew provocative parallels between EFL teachers and medieval knights errant. In this talk …
13:15 – 14:15
On a lighter note
On a lighter note Come and be entertained by Roger McGough, ‘a trickster you can trust’, who is one of Britain’s best-loved poets for both adults and and children. Roger reads poems old and new and just sprung from the poetry box and talks about his writing life, the city of Liverpool and the state of hope in which he lives year-round.
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