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AzETA 10th International ELT Conference English beyond the Classroom Walls 22-23 June 2013

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International Conferences
AzETA held its 8th International ELT Conference: 15 Years & Beyond: Creating, Crafting and Innovating on 12-13 November 2011 at Khazar University in Baku, Azerbaijan.

As the Mission of AzETA is to provide support for high quality education in ELT, professional development of English language teachers of the country, we have been organizing regional and international conferences for about 10 years now. The aim is to give an opportunity to AzETA members to benefit from AzETA services more, share views, experiences and knowledge. With this Conference AzETA will also have a chance to celebrate its 15th anniversary through looking 15 years back to see what has been achieved and what can be done further.

The Conference created an opportunity for the participants to share, discuss and reflect on the diversity of issues that impact on the teaching and learning of English as a second or a foreign language.

The focus of the conference was the need for ELT practitioners to rethink and reconfigure the way they view and practice their profession in light of rapid global change and new challenges; to think outside the square and to share ideas and practices that are contributing to such thinking. The Conference also discussesd AzETA's achievements in these 15 years and its future perspectives.

The Conference mainly focused on the below issues in ELT:

• Pedagogy (including classroom practice, teacher education)
• Testing and Assessment
• Materials development and adaptation
• Textbooks - how to make them user-friendly
• Learners and Learning
• Curriculum & Policy

Participants were from early childhood, primary, secondary, TEFL, adult and tertiary sectors, including teachers/scholars who work with language learners at all levels.

Keynote speakers were Eilidth Hamilton, Director English, Wider Europe, British Council and Thimothy Bowen, Teacher Trainer, Pilgrims UK.

























AzETA 7th International ELT Conference:
TESOL - New Trends & New Challenges


AzETA held its 7th International ELT Conference: TESOL - New Trends & New Challenges on 13-14 November 2010 at Khazar University in Baku, Azerbaijan.



For the first time in its history AzETA held a conference in collaboration with a private University which is one of the first and most prestigious private universities of Azerbaijan.



The focus of the conference was the need for ELT practitioners to rethink and reconfigure the way they view and practice this profession in light of rapid global change and new challenges; to think outside the square and to share ideas and practices that are contributing to such thinking.

There Conference mainly focused on the below issues in ELT:

• Pedagogy (including classroom practice, teacher education)
• Testing and Assessment
• Learners and Learning
• Curriculum & Policy.

Participants were from early childhood, primary, secondary, TEFL, adult and tertiary sectors, including teachers/scholars who work with language learners at all levels.

The keynote speaker was from Prof. Dr Birsen Tutunis, Director, Faculty of Education ELT Department &Teacher Training & Research Center (TRC)Istanbul Aydin University, Turkey, who is the international leader in the field. The title of her plenary talk was: Multiple Intelligences in EFL Classes.



The conference participants comprised ELT educators and researchers from Azerbaijan and other countries, including, Finland, Georgia, Turkey, USA.



ELT professionals came together to share, discuss and reflect on the diversity of issues that impact on the teaching and learning of English as a second or a foreign language.

We work with:

The Ministry of Education of the Azerbaijan Republic
British Council
International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language
US Embassy
Khazar University
Baku Slavic University
Community Shield Azerbaijan
ACCELS
Peace Corps
bp
Azercell
IREX | The International Research & Exchanges Board



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