Each day between 08.15 and 08.45 we will be running a series of “How To...” sessions that are designed to inform and support delegates across a range of areas. We will also be running professional development focused “How to...” sessions in the Careers Fair throughout the day. The day of each session will be confirmed nearer the time, but for now here is a list of the topics that will be covered.
How to reflect on research talks at the conference
In this session, we will explore how to make the most of the talks and presentations we attend during the conference. In particular, we will focus on how to reflect on the research we hear about and consider its relevance for and connections to our own professional contexts.
How to get the most out of this conference
This session is for new IATEFL conference participants as well as those of you who have attended many conferences ... but feel your experience could go deeper. We will analyze the programme, form learning groups for those who wish to jigsaw their conference experience, and share conference time management tips.
How to write a review for publication
Writing for publication can seem like a considerable challenge to the novice or uninitiated. In particular, producing an appraisal of someone else’s volume of writing or edited contributions can seem like an ambitious project. This session will outline why writing a review is a good idea and will prepare you for the likely difficulties and snags you will encounter, but also highlight the advantages that you are likely to gain from the whole reviewing experience.
How to write for IATEFL Voices
Come along to this session to learn more about IATEFL’s bimonthly magazine and find out how you can be involved. We will explore ideas for articles and review guidelines in terms of content, length and style. We will also look at some recent articles and discuss what makes them successful.
How to get involved in an IATEFL Special Interest Group [SIG]
SIGs enable IATEFL members to develop themselves in an area of particular interest to them. In this talk, we will briefly discuss what SIGs are and how they can help you to develop professionally, before discussing the different ways you can become active in a SIG, from writing a newsletter article to volunteering to work on a SIG committee.
How to get published in a refereed journal
This session will look at why you might want to get published in an “academic” journal, and how to go about it. The editor of ELT Journal will share tips and suggestions for getting your work in print.
How to give a presentation at an international conference
Giving a presentation can be a stressful experience. This session will give you ways of organising yourself before your presentation and conducting yourself during your presentation to reduce that stress. The aim of the session is to make your presentation a more satisfying experience for you and for your participants.
How to write successfully for IATEFL Conference Selections
Are you presenting at IATEFL? If so, you may write up your session for consideration for IATEFL’s annual Conference Selections publication. The editor will provide guidance on how to prepare your report, will show examples of past submissions that were accepted for publication, and will answer any questions you have.
Careers Fair "How To..." sessions
For details of the "How To..." sessions taking place within the Careers Fair, click here.
Although the full programme of events is not yet confirmed and subject to alteration and cancellation in light of current circumstances, please check back nearer the time and in your Programme for more information.