Wednesday, 11 April 2012

21st MELTA International Conference

Hope to see you in MELTA conference this May! I will be presenting a paper on digital writing, a classroom project I conducted with two classes in my former school. Incidentally this will my third MELTA and my 9th international presentation. Some time back I posted on why continuous professional development (CPD) is important to me and how I've grown through it.  This is an opportunity to make many new friends and  learn innovative teaching ideas  :)

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28-29 May 2012 . Venue: Sunway Putra Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

7-8 June 2012. Venue: Four Points by Sheraton Kuching 

Reframing English Language Education:
New Environments, New Needs, New Solutions

The goal of the 21st MELTA International Conference is to deliberate on the need to construct new epistemologies and frameworks for English language education by taking into cognisance the changing nature of the English language, its varying purpose and use, the value ascribed to English by individuals and communities and its role in shaping transnational communication. The thought that shapes the focus of the conference is the idea that teaching and learning goals should target not only the development of linguistic knowledge but also the nurturing of appropriate learning abilities and the competencies to think and function independently framed by the learners’ expanding awareness of identity, culture and the needs of society – national and global.


We invite papers, workshops, panel discussions, poster presentations and demonstrations in the area of English language education that engage with the issues of reframing:

·         teaching of reading, writing listening
          and speaking
·         methodologies
·         assessment and evaluation
·         teacher education
·         language arts and literature
·         curriculum
·         linguistics and language awareness

·         content and literacies
·         modes of teaching and learning
·         special education needs
·         programmes and design

The Thinking Teacher

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