ACTA Inaugural International TESOL Conference Short Title: ACTA 2008
Date: 10-Jul-2008 - 12-Jul-2008 Location: Alice Springs, Australia Contact: Emma Bywaters Contact Email: acta08apapdc.edu.au Meeting URL: http://www.tesol.org.au/conference
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
The Australian Council of TESOL Associations (ACTA) is delighted to present this inaugural international TESOL conference set in the heart of Australia and during internationally renowned keynote speakers and leading educational practitioners focusing on the theme 'Pedagogies of Connection: Developing Individual and Community Identities'. The conference will be held at the Alice Springs Convention Centre on 10-12 July 2008 following the TESOL Symposium also held at the Alice Springs Convention Centre on 9 July 2008.
The focus of this conference is the potential for TESOL pedagogies to make connections among individuals and communities. The conference will explore a range of TESOL pedagogies and their influences on the development of identities and relationships in diverse TESOL settings. This will include discussion of the roles of language and culture within pedagogy. The keynote speakers are international leaders in the field, and conference participants will comprise TESOL educators and researchers from around the globe.
This event follows a TESOL Symposium on 9th July, at the Alice Springs Convention Centre, with the theme of ''Keeping Language Diversity Alive''.
Visit the conference website for more information about both events.
Registrations for both events are still open and all who are interested are encouraged to come along!
Keynote speakers for the conference include: Professor Marcia Langton, AM; Professor Vaidehi Ramanathan; Professor Alastair Pennycook; Professor Beverley Derewianka; Dr Shelley Wong; Dr Sinfree Makoni and Dr Kate Cadman.
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