Conversations with a purpose: Reflecting on interviewing in EFL research (IATEFL ReSIG Pre-Conference Event)

Audio recorder and notes

The IATEFL conference in Birmingham is coming up, and those of you who have an interest in classroom-based research may want to attend the Research SIG Pre-Conference Event, which will take place on Tuesday 12th April 2016 (10:00-17:00). In the event, Dr Steve Mann (University of Warwick) will lead a workshop that aims to help participants understand how …

Doing Classroom-Based Research

Last Saturday, Anita Lämmerer and I had the privilege to facilitate a workshop in the ELT Connect 2015 conference that was  jointly organised by the Sprachausbildung and the Fachdidaktik sections of the Institut für Anglistik, University of Graz. In our workshop, which was entitled Exploring Practice through Classroom-Based Research, we made the case for practitioner-led research, …

Call for papers: 37th TESOL Greece Annual Convention

University auditorium

The 37th Annual Convention of TESOL Greece will take place on the 19th and 20th March 2016, in the Goethe Institut in Athens (Omirou 14-16). This year's convention is titled Join the Education R-Evolution and it aims to provide a venue for discussing what techniques, methods and practices could be considered 'revolutionary' in ELT, and "how to merge  teaching techniques …

Call for papers: 13th International Conference of the Association for Language Awareness (ALA 2016)

The Wirtschaftsuniversitat Wien entrance

The 13th International Conference of the Association for Language Awareness (ALA 2016) is to be held at the Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (Vienna) on 19-22 July 2016. The topic of this year's conference is Languages for Life: Educational, Professional and Social Contexts. Confirmed plenary speakers include: Veronika Koller (Lancaster University)  Almut Köster (Vienna University of Economics and Business)  Aneta Pavlenko (Temple University) Dennis Preston …