7th South Caucasus Regional English Language Teaching Conference

Deadline:  25 November 2016
Open to: participants from Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine
Venue: 27– 28 January 2017, Tbilisi, Georgia

Description

U.S. Embassy Georgia is pleased to announce the 7th South Caucasus Regional English Language Teaching Conference to be held in Tbilisi, Georgia, on January 27-28, 2017.

The conference is organized in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy Kyiv Regional English Language Office and U.S. Embassies Baku, Yerevan, Minsk and Chisinau.

Participants will present and share their teaching experiences on a range of the topics. Department of State English Language Fellows will conduct workshops on advanced EFL/ESL methods for secondary and tertiary level. We anticipate engaging, productive discussions and a fruitful exchange of ideas.

The program will address the following themes:

  • Using Technology in the EFL Classroom
  • Content Based Instruction
  • Integrating Across Skills in EFL
  • Teaching English for Specific Purposes
  • Considerations for EL Assessment
  • Developing Intercultural Communication
  • Integrating across Methodology in ELT
  • Critical Thinking Approach in ELT
  • Teaching Writing Techniques

Working Format: Workshops, Demonstrations, Poster Presentations 

Workshops (60 minutes). A workshop involves no lecturing; it emphasizes participation in a carefully structured activity or activities. The leader/leaders work with the group, helping them to solve a problem or develop a specific teaching or research technique. The workshop summary should include a statement of the goal(s), a synopsis of the theory behind it, and a description of the tasks to be performed during the workshop.

Demonstration (30 minutes). A demonstration is used for showing rather than describing a technique. The presenter’s statement of theory should take no longer than 10 minutes. Often the presenter models teaching techniques, usually has handouts and/or audio-visual aids. The summary should include a brief statement of the central purpose and description of the presentation.

Poster Presentation. In a poster session, the presenter makes her/his own visual poster of an activity or concept, and then explains it to individuals or small groups during the time the exhibit is on display.

Eligibility

The conference will be a networking and sharing platform for U.S. Department of State English Access Microscholarship Program teachers, E-Teacher Program alumni, American English webinar participants and other active ELT professionals from the six countries.  (Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine)

Costs

The conference is sponsored by the U.S. government. Three-night accommodation, meals, and conference materials will be provided for selected participants. Arrangements for the participants from each country will be made by respective U.S. Embassies.

Application

Selection will be based on application reviews, available regional slots for each country, exchange programs alumni distribution, focus of presentations, and commitment by participants to share their learning with other educators.

A preliminary program and additional conference information will be provided in invitation letters to be sent by January 10, 2017.

Complete Registration/Presentation Form.

Write a one-page statement explaining your teaching philosophy and why you would be a valuable participant or presenter at the conference. Maximum 250 words.

In order to apply, register HERE.

E-mail these two documents to :  TbilisiExchanges@state.gov. by November 25, 2016. Please

write 7th SOUTH CAUCASUS REGIONAL ELT CONFERENCE in the subject line of your email, otherwise your application will not be considered!

Please note that incomplete and late Registration Forms will not be considered.

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