Thursday, April 14, 2016

ELTJ Signature Event - This house believes that teacher training is a waste of time

ELTJ Signature Event - This house believes that teacher training is a waste of time

ELTJ Signature Event - This house believes that teacher training is a waste of time

Presenter(s): 


Session details:
Many people assume that a training course is valuable – even essential – preparation for professional English language teaching. But does training really help ... or is it just a waste of time and money? Should we call a halt to teacher training? Our two speakers will debate the issues. Please come along, have your say, ask questions – and join in the vote.
Speakers: Peter Grundy & Penny Ur
Chair: Graham Hall

TELC Signature Event - Can a language test measure integration

TELC Signature Event - Can a language test measure integration
Presenter(s): 
Piet Van Avermaet
Horatio Clare
Sibylle Plassmann
Nick Saville
Session details:
Migration has become an increasingly debated topic over the last few years. The language and assessment industry is part of the debate and should have a sound position on its own rather than allowing policy-makers to dominate the discourse. However, important questions still remain open.
For example, how much language really is needed for participation in society? The telc signature event will explore the language needs of migrants as well as the role of mainstream society.  
The following speakers have been invited to contribute different perspectives in the panel discussion:
Piet Van Avermaet, Director of the Centre for Diversity and Learning, Ghent University, Belgium
Horatio Clare, writer, journalist and broadcaster
Sibylle Plassmann, head of test development telc – language tests
Nick Saville, ALTE Manager
Representative of the British Council (TBD)
Representative of the city office for Multicultural Affairs, Frankfurt, Germany (TBD)
- See more at: 
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