Communities and conferences

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Teaching for success online conference

With over 60 scheduled talks by speakers from around the world and panel discussions taking place between Wednesday 5 October and Sunday 9 October 2016, the Teaching for Success Online Conference promises to deliver a wide range of engaging and insightful presentations covering all aspects of professional development for teachers in all contexts. Talks on each of the five days will focus on distinct themes related to the different Professional Practices that make up the British Council’s new CPD framework for teachers and CPD framework for teacher educators. 

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Teacher Educator Conference

British Council India, in partnership with English and Foreign Languages University (EFL-U) Hyderabad has hosted the International English Language Teacher Educator Conference since 2011. The most recent conference was held from 27 February to 1 March 2015 with over 950 delegates and speakers from more than 25 countries. In 2015, the conference theme was ‘Ensuring quality in English language teacher education’. 

Visit the conference page to access the previous conference publications, speaker presentations, session recordings and interviews.

The next Teacher Educator Conference in the series will be held in 2017. Watch this space for more information!

IATEFL International Annual Conference & Exhibition

The International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) organises an annual conference and exhibition every spring in different locations around the United Kingdom. Attended by over 2,500 ELT professionals from more than 100 countries, it involves a four day programme of around 500 talks, workshops and symposiums as well as a vibrant social programme. The conference offers delegates a unique opportunity to meet leading theorists and writers, and exchange ideas with fellow professionals from all sectors of ELT. 

The 50th Annual conference was held in Birmingham, UK from 13 – 16 April 2016. In 2017 the conference will be held in Glasgow, UK from 3 – 7 April.

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Language and Development Conference 2015

The 11th International Language and Development Conference was held at The Lalit Hotel, New Delhi, India from 18 - 20 November 2015.

The Language and Development Conference is held every two years in different locations around the world. The conference series aims to explore the role of language in development, focusing on specific themes. It addresses the issues of world, national, second and minority languages and the role they play in economic, social and cultural development, language policy, conflict transformation, language rights and identity, communication, education and development and language pedagogy. 

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