Last year I wrote about the event, which is very important for all teachers of English. This is the annual international conference IATEFL, which this year will take place in Harrogate. The conference participants last year were about 2600 people have worked with more than 500 speakers. Furthermore, each conference has an online broadcast, which can be viewed in real time. 80,000 teachers worldwide have joined the online broadcasting conference in Liverpool in 2013.
Brighton, Liverpool, Cardiff and Glasgow has hosted guests of the conference. This year, the honor was awarded the city of Harrogate. IATEFL Conference 2014 kicks off April 2 and will last until April 5 inclusive. I suggest you find a list of speakers who will share invaluable information in the field of teaching this year. And, of course, do not miss the online broadcast interviews, lectures, seminars. This is a huge source of knowledge that is useful to you in your work.
The Conference 48th Annual International IATEFL Conference and Exhibition taking part:
- David Graddol
David Graddol is a British linguist who has worked in applied linguistics, discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, and history of linguistics. Nowadays David Graddol is Director of The English Company (UK) Ltd and Managing Editor of linguistics books and journals for Equinox Publishing. He is joint editor of the CUP journal English Today, and is on the editorial boards of several other journals. David’s publications include ‘The Future of English?’, A seminal research document commissioned by the British Council in 1997, and ‘English Next’ — published by the British Council in 2006.
- Facebook account — facebook.com/graddol
- Twitter account — twitter.com/graddol
- Linkedin account — linkedin.com/in/graddol
- Kathleen Graves
Kathleen Graves is Associate Professor of Education Practice at the University of Michigan. She has worked on curriculum renewal and language teacher education in the US, Algeria, Bahrain, Brazil, Japan, and Korea. Her research focuses on the role of classroom practice in curriculum renewal and supporting teachers’ professional development as central to successful educational and curriculum reform.
She is the editor / author of two books on course design, Teachers as Course Developers (Cambridge University Press) and Designing Language Courses: A guide for Teachers (Heinle Cengage). She is the series editor of TESOL’s Language Curriculum Development series. She has also co-authored two textbook series for English language learners, East West (Oxford University Press) and ICON (McGraw-Hill.)
- Michael Hoey
Michael Hoey is a British linguist and Baines Professor of English Language. He has lectured in applied linguistics in over 40 countries. Hoey has authored a number of textbooks on linguistics including Signalling in Discourse (1979), On the Surface of Discourse (1983), Patterns of Lexis in Text (1991), Textual Interaction (2001) and Lexical Priming: A New Theory of Words and Language (2005), which proposes a new way of looking at language based on evidence from corpus linguistics.
Hoey has had a long association with the University of Liverpool, where he began lecturing in 1993. He was Director of the Applied English Language Studies Unit between 1993 and 2003 and is currently Pro Vice-Chancellor for Internationalisation; between 2008 and 2009 he was Dean of the university’s Faculty of Arts.
- Sugata Mitra
Sugata Mitra is Professor of Educational Technology at the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences at Newcastle University, England. His interests include Children’s Education, Remote Presence, Self-organising systems, Cognitive systems, Physics and Consciousness. He is best known for his «Hole in the Wall» experiment, and widely cited in works on literacy and education. He is Chief Scientist, Emeritus, at NIIT. He is also the winner of the TED Prize 2013. Since the 1970s, Professor Mitra’s publications and work has resulted in training and development of perhaps a million young Indians.
- Facebook account — facebook.com/sugatam
- Twitter account — twitter.com/Sugatam
Be sure to read this article and listen to the professor of his speech to a known resource TED talks:
- Jackie Kay
Jackie Kay is an award-winning writer of fiction, poetry and plays, whose subtle investigation into the complexities of identity have been informed by her own life. She was born and brought up in Scotland. The Adoption Papers (Bllodaxe) won the Forward Prize, a Saltire prize and a Scottish Arts Council Prize. Fiere, her most recent collection of poems, was shortlisted for the Costa award. Her novel Trumpet won the Guardian Fiction Award and was shortlisted for the Impac award. She was awarded an MBE in 2006, and made a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2002. She is Professor of Creative Writing at Newcastle University.
The program of this international conference is really amazing. The booklet, which consists of 248 pages, presents the details of all the presentations, seminars, meetings and other formats work. In it you will also find advertisements of the companies that participate in the exhibition, presenting their latest benefits in the field of learning and teaching English.
To get acquainted with the program of the international conference here:
Live broadcast of the event is available at this link:
All questions on the organization of on-line broadcasting set out on this page:
Active users of twitter and facebook will be convenient to check for updates Conference in the official accounts:
I’m sure I could convince you not to miss such an important, necessary and useful event as The 48th Annual International IATEFL Conference and Exhibition. President IATELF, Carol Read, invites us to be sure to join the online broadcast:
International Conference IATEFL, which will be held in 2015 in Manchester, will be the account 49y. I will inform you of the dates of its implementation, and the new speakers!