If you are a teacher of English language and reading our blog over a year, then surely you have seen my article a year ago. It is dedicated to an interesting event that brings together teachers from different cities and countries. This year, E-merging Forum will be held for the fifth time. Experts from around the world will share with you the best practices in the field of English language teaching. Do not miss the opportunity to participate in this major event!
What is E-merging Forum?
E-merging Forum 5 — an international conference for teachers of English, which is the fifth time will be held in Moscow on 12-14 March 2015. The large-scale event brings together not only the teachers, but also world-renowned speakers, experts who are willing to share their valuable experience with all those for whom English is presented not only work, but also the meaning of life. The format of this forum is presented not only to the speakers, but also workshops and discussion groups. I suggest you watch the video from the forum, which was held in March last year — E-merging Forum 2014.
In order to become a member of E-merging Forum 2015, you must fill out an application and pay it until 24 February.
Traditionally, E-merging Forum will discuss developments in the teaching of English in several areas:
- Assessment (Assessment): how to assess students? How to use modern approaches to the evaluation of the results? How to evaluate the ability to influence the quality of teaching? Evaluation at any stage of learning. Assessing absolutely any level.
- Education students younger (Young Learners): teaching children from 4 to 11 years. How do you motivate preschoolers and elementary school students? Discussion of the most effective and exciting way of teaching English.
- The use of information technology (Learning Technologies): the use of new computer technologies help to make teaching more effective? Training teachers to work with these technologies.
- English for Specific and Academic Purposes (English for Specific Purposes and English for Academic Purposes): a discussion of current trends and practical experience of teaching English in higher education.
- The use of language: grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation (Language Issues: Grammar, Vocabulary, Pronunciation). We discuss language teaching in the classroom. As the grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation contribute to the development of the communicative competence of students.
Who will cover all the teaching of the English language?
Jane Allemano explores the realm of teaching English for over 30 years. She is the author of textbooks, which prepare students for international exams, because Jane is a consultant for the development of language examinations Cambridge English.
The speakers of the section «Education younger students» were Herbert Puchta and Malgosia Tetiurka.
Herbert Puchta known to us as the author of popular books for young children («Playway to English», «Super Minds», «More!», «English in Mind»). Herbert was president of the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL). He is the author of numerous articles, the international conference. Studying the problems of teaching English as a foreign language for almost 30 years, Herbert conducted seminars in more than 50 countries.
Malgosa Tetiurka is a lecturer at the Catholic University of Lublin behalf of John Paul II in Poland, a methodologist at the Institute of Language Education in the city of Norwich. Malgosha, being the author of books, a regular speaker at conferences. She focuses on the early teaching of English.
Speakers section «Use of Information Technologies» began Gavin Dudeney Alla Leonidovna Nazarenko.
Gavin Dudeney is CIO of The Consultants-E, which specializes in online teaching and advising on the use of information technology in the teaching of English. Gavin — author of numerous articles, co-author of manuals Nicky Hockley.
Nazarenko Alla Leonidovna — Doctor of Philology, Deputy. Dean for Information and Educational Technology, Head. Department of Linguistics and Information Technology FIYAR Moscow State University. Conducts seminars and courses, such as: «ICT in linguistics: theory and practice», «Theory and methods of distance learning foreign languages», «Theoretical and pragmatic basis of integration of ICT in linguistics.»
Speakers section of «English for Specific and Academic Purposes» were Steve Kirk and Vera Ivanovna Zabotkina.
Steve Kirk is director of academic English at the center of English of the University of Durham. He teaches courses on teaching academic English within the Master Course in Applied Linguistics. Steve is an independent examiner in the field of English for academic purposes in the UK.
Zabotkina Vera Ivanovna — Doctor of Philology, professor of the theory and practice of translation of the Russian State University for the Humanities. She is the author of more than 200 works in the development of the vocabulary of the English language, conceptual semantics and cognitive linguistics.
Speakers section «Use of language: grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation,» began Catherine Walter and Svetlana G. Ter-Minasova.
Catherine Walter teaches English, develops educational materials, co-sponsored a number of textbooks in English. Currently, she teaches applied linguistics at the University of Oxford in the UK. Catherine was president of the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL).
Svetlana G. Ter-Minasova a PhD, president of the Faculty of Foreign Languages of MSU. Svetlana G. — founder and president of the National Association of Teachers of English in Russia, the Russian Association of Applied Linguistics. The vast experience Svetlana G. has found expression in more than 200 monographs and articles in the field of teaching foreign languages and linguistics.
Dear teachers of the English language! Visit the online E-merging Forum 5 times a year should be pleasant and useful to your duty. Experience — this is the most valuable thing we can offer to our students. Let’s develop continually!