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5th International Conference: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice in ELT

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We welcome abstracts on any subject of interest to practising ELT professionals, focussing on theory and practice in one of the following themes:
-Teaching methodology
– Motivation to learn English
– New technologies in ELT
-Teacher cognition & beliefs
– Teacher development
– Testing and Assessment
– English for Specific Purposes
-Teacher freedom
– Creativity in teaching
– Action research
– Classroom observation
– Learner autonomy
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– 20-minute talks+10 minutes for questions
– 45-minute workshops + audience participation
– Poster sessions (A1 size) + 30-minute discussion.

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The Benefits of Attending Conferences

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The research/the article draws on what was carried out for a project commissioned by the British Council and which was motivated by one key question: what are the benefits to teachers of attending international ELT conferences? Although attending conferences is generally seen to be a positive developmental activity for teachers, published empirical analyses supporting this assumption are scarce; I was in fact not able to Read More

CPD: Why Attending Conferences Counts?

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Mira Malupa-Kim, Member California TESOL (CATESOL), Alliant International University-San Diego
The CATESOL statewide annual conference in Santa Clara just ended, and I am already saving up for CATESOL Long Beach next year. Since the concept of attending conferences was introduced to me, I have attended at least one conference a year. To me, it is like any other occasion that comes annually, like birthdays and anniversaries. Read More