Our 43rd National Convention

Paths of Change

It seems that all previous conditions in English Language Teaching must be re-focused and observed under the lens of “liquidity”, mutability, permeability, cross-fertilization, hybridization, flexibility, and more. How do English language teachers envisage their role, profession and responsibilities in a period characterized by fast-pacing changes? Do they just need to adjust and adapt, or acquire other competencies?
Let’s look at some examples and a few more questions. The demographics of Italian schools continue to shift, so how can teachers and schools best serve their changing population? Digital technologies have, so far, helped teachers work with learners and learners work independently. However, how should teachers approach and use all the new technologies and e-learning possibilities in order to carry out real innovation and change? What does the widespread use of English for intercultural communication imply for teachers?
The varieties of English language (Global Englishes) produce transcultural flows and, as a consequence, new forms of global identification. How should teachers re-think their way of teaching, and how should they engage with the current world? The new CEFR descriptors emphasize mediation, the use of communication strategies and a new way of looking at native and non-native speakers’ interactions. How can teachers most effectively implement all this in their classrooms?

To  better plan your personal schedule of the sessions you would like to attend during the convention, take a look at these:

November 16, Friday’s Timetable

November 17, Saturday’s Timetable

The Convention Abstracts


For a list of session titles sessions and speakers download the flyer here.

For information about pre-registration and location, download the flyer here.

 

Our plenary speakers

Joanna Budden

Greg Kessler

Brian North

Shelley Taylor

The Call for Papers with descriptions of the theme and subthemes

To pre-register online and receive the Early Bird discount, click here.

The Call for Papers  with theme and subtheme descriptions

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