Teacher Educator Conference 2011

Starting, Stimulating and Sustaining English Language Teacher Education and Development

The British Council and the EFL-U (English and Foreign Languages University) co-hosted a three-day conference on ‘Starting, Stimulating and Sustaining English Language Teacher Education and Development’ for the English Language Teacher Educators from 22-24 January 2011 in Hyderabad, India. The event was supported by the ELTAI (English Language Teachers’ Association of India) and the IATEFL’s Young Learner Teenagers Special Interest Group (YLT SIG) and Teacher Training and Education Special Interest Group (TTEd SIG).

In this conference, state sector trainers, teacher educators and members of regional and international teacher associations came together to share best practices on teacher education programmes and to connect with other practitioners for professional development and networking.

The objectives of the conference were:

  • to provide an opportunity for English Language pre and in-service teacher educators from across South Asia to meet and share best practice and experiences
  • to provide English Language pre and in-service teacher educators an opportunity for professional development and updating which will enable them to become more effective
  • to establish and build a sustainable community and network of English language teacher educators

Conference themes

  1. Developing English language primary teachers
  2. Teacher education in difficult and rural contexts
  3. Curriculum and materials development for teacher education
  4. The role of technology (radio, Edusat, mobiles, ICT) in teacher education
  5. Distance teacher education
  6. CPD for teachers and teacher educators
  7. Challenges of evolving and implementing EL teacher education policy