40th IATEFL Annual Conference and Exhibition, Harrogate, UK, 8-12th April 2006


4 Plenary Speakers
Michael Swan, ‘The input to language learning: 2 out of 3 ain’t good enough’
Jennifer Coates, ‘Having a laugh: gender and humour in every day talk.’
Ryuko Kubota, ‘Critical approaches to culture in English Language Teaching’
Bena Gul Peker, ‘The spirit of the dance: taking one step further’

5 Publisher Signature Events
ELT Journal debate, ‘Sorry, but you’ve got to have a grammar syllabus’
OUP event, ‘Resource books for teachers’
Pearson Longman debate, ‘What price self esteem? Image and self image in TEFL’
CUP forum, ‘ELT in the digital age. Where is technology taking us?’
OneStopEnglish/Guardian Weekly event ‘Meet the learner of the future’

8 Symposiums
The topics include: Academic Writing, English as a Lingua Franca, Intercultural Communication, Materials, Reading, Teaching Chinese Learners, Teaching for Exams, Translation and Writing

Over 300 presentations and workshops

There will also be innovations such as a chance to hear the views of Hornby Trust scholars on English Teaching in ‘Countries in Transition’, reports on Hornby Trust supported projects around the world, ‘BookCrossing’, and Informal Roundtable delegate discussions.
[There is a connectin between Hornby and Japan, as he lived and worked here for 19 years 1923-1942.]

If you can’t manage to come, you will be able to follow a day by day account of the conference written up by the British Council ELTeCS /Teaching English Networks Roving Reporters whose weblogs will be posted up on the BBC Teaching English website.

[No sign of these blogs on either of those websites as of today.]

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