Other Sessions and Events

As well as featuring talks, workshops, posters, panels and forums all submitted by IATEFL members, our programme features a number of additional sessions within the Conference day. Below you will find details for each of these, more information will follow in due course.

Tuesday 18 April

Hornby Trust Scholars' Panel
Decentring ELT: insights and explorations
In this presentation, we share stories and reflections, insights and explorations relating to 'Decentring ELT' (hornby-trust.org.uk/decentring-elt), considering whether, and if so, how, ELT needs to be further localized in the Global South contexts we come from. Based on our discussions, we raise questions but also provide examples to make concrete what can seem an abstract notion. 

Wednesday 19 April

IATEFL Annual General Meeting (AGM)
We invite all IATEFL members to attend the AGM. The agenda will be available on the Key Documents page of the IATEFL website, when logged in as a member, nearer the time.

Tribute session
This is an opportunity for you to remember colleagues who have died during the year since the last conference. If you’ve lost a colleague or former colleague, you’ll have an opportunity to say a few words in their memory and, if you wish, to bring along a memento (book, teaching materials, etc.). Or you may just want to come to the session to hear about colleagues who are no longer with us, and perhaps to add any memories you may have.

ELT Journal Debate
This House believes that translanguaging constitutes a fundamental paradigm shift for the teaching of English
The concept of translanguaging has captured the imagination of many academics and teachers as part of the ‘multilingual turn’ in education. For some proponents, it questions the validity of distinctions between named languages, offering a vision of language use that recognises and values the complex ways in which many of us combine and mesh resources flexibly from different named languages and other semiotic systems in social interaction. But what implications does it have for the learning of English and what we do (or should do) as teachers? Our two speakers will explore and debate the complex issues around the concept of translanguaging and the extent to which it constitutes something genuinely new that we need to respond to as teachers or is just ‘old wine in new bottles’. Please come along and join the debate.
Speakers: Jason Anderson and Jeanine Treffers-Daller