Setsuko Toyama, Kevin Churchley, Ritsuko Nakata, Kaj SchwermerSunday, February 22nd, 2009
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Mainichi Shinbun Bldg. B1 Oval Hall, 3-4-5 Umeda, Kita-Ku, Osaka
What shall I do next? Every teacher in the world has asked themselves this question at least once. Many teachers ask this question every day.
This workshop series will not only give you great ideas for how to use classroom time well, but also how to do it in a fun, interactive way that will have you and your students looking forward to the next lesson! Whether it is five minutes before the end of class, or when the children have finished all the activities in the textbook, or just before the next class, the Oxford Teaching Workshop Series 2009 will provide you with the TOOLS YOU NEED to reach every one of your learners every time. Looking for activities to capture and keep your students’ attention at the beginning, middle or end of class? If so, you won’t want to miss this year’s workshops, which will provide you with songs and chants, great storytelling and phonics, with ideas and activities to reach every single one of your students.
Oxford University Press Kids’ Club
For further details and pre-registration please visit:www.oupjapan.co.jp/kidsclub/tour2009
Preparing Language Teachers for the 21st Century: Sixth International Conference on Language Teacher Education, May 28 – 30, Washington, DC
Summary: Designed for practitioners and researchers involved in the preparation and ongoing professional development of language teachers, LTE 2009 will address the education of teachers of all languages, at all instructional and institutional levels, and in many national and international contexts in which this takes place including: English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL/EFL) instruction; foreign/modern/world language teaching; bilingual education; immersion education; indigenous and minority language education; and the teaching of less commonly taught languages.
- Second Language Teacher Education in Times of Change: Jack Richards, The Regional Language Centre
- Teacher Cognition and Communicative Language Teaching: Simon Borg, University of Leeds
- The Moral Lives of Teacher Educators: Bill Johnston, Indiana University
- A Sociocultural Perspective on Language Teacher Education: Karen E. Johnson, The Pennsylvania State UniversityThemes of the Conference:
Theme I: The Knowledge Base of Language Teacher EducationTheme II: Social, Cultural, and Political Contexts of Language Teacher EducationTheme III: Collaborations in Language Teacher EducationTheme IV: Practices of Language Teacher Education
Dates: May 28 – 30, 2009
Place: The George Washington University, Washington, DC
For further details and pre-registration please visit: http://nclrc.org/lte2009/
Organised by the British Council and IATEFL’s Young Learners & Learning Technologies Special Interest Groups
A conference for all teachers of English
This conference will look at three of the most important topics in the rapidly changing world of English Teaching:
Learning TechnologiesCLILTesting and Assessment
Keynote speakers will be:
Graham Stanley – Learning Technologies
Richard Johnstone – CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning)
Sophie Ioannou-Georgiou – Testing & Assessment
The conference audience will consist of three main groups: IATEFL members (local and international), Italian & other state school teachers, British Council Young Learner specialists.
Papers are particularly welcome which develop links between the 3 topics or on the following areas:
- ICT in the YL classroom
- wikis and blogs
- web 2.0
- social networks
- introduction of CLIL courses
- design of CLIL materials
- assessment of CLIL courses
- practical tips and experiences
Testing and assessment
- designing testing materials
- preparing for exams
- assessment of young learners
- portfolios and alternative assessmentFor further details and pre-registration please visit: http://ltsig.org.uk/future-events/03-2009-milan-italy.html
Promoting Learner Autonomy: Processes and Practices, March 31
The aim of our PCE in 2009 is to showcase and discuss practices and processes by which learner autonomy is developed, from primary to adult levels, both within and outside the classroom. Central questions will be what teachers and learners do to develop learner/teacher autonomy and with whatresults.
The programme for the day (PDF) provides a wide range of talks, posters (and one workshop) by experienced practitioners and researchers from around the world, with particular emphases on the use of diaries and journals, oral communication, and communities of learners. An important feature of the programme is that plenty of time has been allowed for participants to reflect, to interact and to contribute to the whole experience of the PCE.
Invited speakers: Pili Uceira Díez (Spain), Lienhard Legenhausen (Germany) Annamaria Pinter (UK), Mario Rinvolucri (UK)
Other talks by: Linda Khenoune (Algeria), Alison Dickens (UK), and Richard Smith, Steve Mann, Peter Brown & Ema Ushioda (UK)
Workshop by: Jodie Sakaguchi (Japan)
For further details and pre-registration please visit: http://www.learnerautonomy.org/cardiff2009.html