Rationale

2018 Post-RELC Seminar


2018 Post – RELC Conference
"50 Years of English Language Teaching and Assessment –
Reflections, Insights and Possibilities"
16 March 2018
Arnoma Grand Hotel, Bangkok

Rationale

           Over the past five decades, English language teachers, educators, and applied linguists have encountered challenges due to the dynamic nature of the language followed by the changes in our language education system. As the language education is also impelled by the rapid force of the internationalization of the status of English, the aims of the 2018 Post-RELC are to share and provide different aspects of the English language teaching trends and language education policy which include such areas as material development, teaching techniques, assignment and curriculum design.
           Chulalongkorn University Language Institute (CULI) is aware of the importance of the development in effective approaches to teach English. The Post-RELC (Regional Language Center) conference is part of its attempts to promote English language teaching and learning to teachers in Thailand. In cooperation with the Ministry of Education, CULI organizes the conference every year following the RELC annual conference in Singapore. The 53rd RELC conference theme, "50 Years of English Language Teaching and Assessment – Reflections, Insights and Possibilities" discusses various dimensions of language education, and provides a platform for language professionals to exchange their views and experience concerning the related topics.

Aims

  1. To provide academics and practitioners with a forum for sharing current research and best practices in English language teaching and assessment (ELTA).
  2. To engage in discussion and conversations on current trends and issues pertaining to ELTA.
  3. To promote dialogue and mutual understanding about the complementary roles of “native” and “non-native” teachers of English.
  4. To highlight ways to increase intercultural understanding through teaching methods and materials.
  5. To review the role of technology in enhancing ELTA.
  6. To discuss implications for language teacher education.

Topic Areas

  1. Exploring and responding to current and/or latest trends in ELTA.
  2. Looking at or beyond intercultural competence
  3. Brain-based learning in second language acquisition
  4. Impact of globalization on language teaching and learning
  5. Research methodology in ELTA or Applied Linguistics
  6. Materials/curriculum development, selection, adaptation, and evaluation
  7. (Critical) Language testing/assessment
  8. Translanguaging and translingual practices
  9. Beyond nature native and non-native: 21st century teachers’ identities
  10. Role of technology in language education, change, and maintenance
  11. 21st century language teacher education

Speakers:               Prof. Thomas S.C. Farrell    Brock University, Canada
                                Prof. Anne Burns University of New South Wales, Australia
                                Dr. Alvin Pang SEAMEO RELC, Singapore

Date:                       Friday, March 16, 2018
Venue:                    Arnoma Grand Hotel, Bangkok
Registration fee:    Baht 1,200 per person. The registration fee must be paid by March 5, 2018.
                                The registration fee paid between March 6 and March 16 will be at the on-site rate of Baht 1,400.
Remarks:                

  • The registration fee for participants sponsored by the Ministry of Education of Thailand has been waived.
  • CULI will not be responsible for additional charges e.g. transfer fees, processing fees, etc. incurred.
  • The registration fee is non-refundable under any circumstances.
  • The registration fee includes one-day attendance to the conference, conference material, coffee breaks, and lunch.
  • Accommodation costs are not included in the registration fee.

Correspondence:
Department of International Affairs
Chulalongkorn University Language Institute 
PremPurachatra Building, Phyathai Road 
Bangkok 10330, Thailand 
Tel: (662) 218-6031, 218-6011 or 086-322-5360 Fax: (662) 218-6031
postrelc2018@gmail.com

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