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Thursday, 11th April 2013
09:00 - 10:10   Plenary by Jun Liu  

ELT tomorrow

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 ...

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10:30 - 10:45       Interview with Alison Castle and Faiza Al Johani, IATEFL job market
10:45 - 11:00       Interview with Alison Barrett
11:00 - 11:15       Interview with Liu Jun
11:15 - 11:30       Interview with Liu Jun (in Chinese)
11:30 - 11:45       Interview with Jin Jan, Liu Jun and Keith O'Hare (in Chinese)
11:45 - 12:00       Interview with Susan Barduhn
12:00 - 12:15       Interview with Barry O'Sullivan, Jin Jan and Kirshore Roy
12:15 - 12:30       Interview with Gail Ellis and Nayr Ibrahim
12:30 - 12:45       Interview with Jo Budden, Jo Hayes and Adam Kightley
12:45 - 13:00       Interview with IATEFL scholarship holders
14:00 - 14:15       Interview with Vandana Pandya and Phill Dexter
14:15 - 14:30       Interview with representatives of teacher associations from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan
14:30 - 14:45       Interview with Penny Ur
14:45 - 15:00       Interview with Adrian Underhill
15:00 - 15:15       Interview with Hornby scholars
15:15 - 15:30       Interview with Hornby scholars
15:30 - 15:45       Interview with Hornby scholars
15:45 - 16:00       Interview with Margit Szesztay
16:15-16:30       Interview with Rasha Mohammed Elbashir and Baya Bensalah, TESOL Sudan
16:30 - 16:45       Interview with Tessa Woodward
16:45 - 17:00       Interview with David Pardoe
19:00 - 20:00   IATEFL Failure Fest  

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?

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Friday, 12th April 2013
09:00 - 10:05   Plenary by Susan Barduhn  

Language dealing

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 ...

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10:30 - 10:45       Interview with Nick Robinson
10:45 - 11:00       Interview with IATEFL scholarship holders
11:00 - 11:15       Interview with Shelly Terrell
11:15 - 11:30       Interview with Marcelo Barros, President BRAZ-TESPOL 
12:00 - 12:15       Meet the IATEFL Online team
13:15 - 14:15   Plenary by Roger McGough  


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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