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If you can’t get to the conference, the conference can come to you

March 07, 2008

Hello again,

I thought I would flag up a useful development in IATEFL’s Annual Conference. This year it is being held at the University of Exeter between 7th and 11th April and for those able to attend, it is not only the conference ...

...that holds plenty of opportunities, but also the area itself. Exeter is well placed for exploring Devon’s rich and varied countryside and natural heritage. But, of course, many people are unable to attend in person. But that does not mean you cannot keep up with what is happening. Exeter Online allows teachers anywhere in the world to access the conference via the web:

“If you can't attend the Exeter conference, why not follow the event online!
In March 2008 we’ll be launching a dedicated website with news and views from presenters and conference delegates. The Exeter Online website will give you an opportunity to share ideas with teachers all around the world. There will be interactive coverage with video presentations, reports and interviews ‘almost live’ from Exeter.”

And you don’t have to be just a passive observer. You can become involved by joining in discussions on key topics:

• Applied Linguistics
• Business English
• ELT Management
• English for Academic Purposes
• English for Specific Purposes
• Global Issues
• Learner Autonomy
• Literature, Media & Cultural Studies
• Learning Technologies
• Materials Development
• Pronunciation
• Research
• Teacher Development
• Teacher Training & Education
• Testing, Evaluation & Assessment
• Young Learners.

Actual events at the conference will be shown through video and Powerpoint so that online participants will have a real taste of the flavour of the conference. Go to: http://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/exeter2008blog/ to register.

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