The InnovateELT team is pleased to announce a call for papers for our 4th annual conference in Barcelona on 11th and 12th May 2018.
The conference title this year is ‘Fun?! Delight & struggle in ELT’ and we are especially welcoming sessions that examine the role of delight, struggle, pleasure and displeasure in all aspects of language learning and teaching. This could be around any of the following areas:
As was the case at iELT17, speakers will be asked to pay a discounted conference fee in order to attend; this is so that we can make the ticket price lower for all attendees and keep the event running.
These sessions will involve you teaching a class of 6–10 Spanish-speaking, B1/B2-level learners observed by delegates. The session should include opportunities for feedback and discussion of the lesson. The room will have an internet connection and a projector. The learners should be included in the feedback sections, which can be in groups or plenary or a combination.
Would you like to get your audience actually doing something during your session? Workshops should get attendees thinking and creating things themselves and in small groups. These sessions will be in rooms with internet connection and a projector and we can help you set up your room in the way that best facilitates your desired outcome.
This is a new format for iELT18. These are a collection of one hour hands on sessions that will be running simultaneously. Attendees will be encouraged to move between them, dropping in and out as they explore the different sessions. Maybe you are explaining how to use a particular tool or technique, maybe you’ve created a poster or short video describing some of the work you do or have done? Maybe you are demonstrating your own teaching strategies and activities. Maybe you have set up an activity that attendees can complete in their own time. The main thing is that the session is engaging and works with people dropping in and out.
These sessions will be in rooms with internet connection and a projector. You don’t have to involve your audience in your talk, but they should leave with some clear benefit of having spent their time with you.
These will take place in the Oxford TEFL garden, speaking from a balcony in amongst the trees! You will have a microphone but no other technical aids. We are requesting submissions from people within and outside the ELT community and also, as was the case in 2017, from learners themselves.