IATEFL 2015

49th Annual International IATEFL Conference and Exhibition

Manchester Central, Manchester, UK

PCE: 10th April 2015
Conference: 11th-14th April 2015

29th January 2015: Earlybird booking deadline - book now

Gaming and Gamification - a Win-win for Language Learning

2nd IATEFL LTSIG &TESOL CALL-IS Web Conference

Julie Sykes: Out in the World - Place-based, augmented reality games and language learning

Julie explores lessons learned from projectsfor the creation of place-based language learning games for participants’ learning contexts.

Watch the recording of Julie's presentation

Gaming and Gamification - a Win-win for Language Learning

2nd IATEFL LTSIG &TESOL CALL-IS Web Conference

Dawn Bikowski: Training Teachers to Think in Games

Dawn looks at practical examples of how teacher training workshops or courses can incorporate gaming principles, ranging from projects that are small to larger in scope.

Watch the recording of Dawn's presentation

Educational Technology & Global IssuesGISIG

An IATEFL LTSIG & GISIG event

Episode 2: Edtech and “constructive pessimism”

In this show Neil Selwyn considers MOOCs, edtech businesses and government power over education, the learnerfication of education, teachers and machines and the idea of a "constructive pessimism" about education technology.

Listen to Episode 2

Conference: Digital ELT (Ireland) 2014

A joint event between IATEFL LTSIG & and the Marketing English in Ireland Association (MEI) with support from ELT Ireland

Keynote speakers: Gavin Dudeney, Dr Nellie Deutsch and Sylvia Guinan

Plenary recordings are now up on site along with copies of the presentations.
Visit the conference website http://www.digital-elt.eu/

 

Conference Video

The 2nd video from the Image conference in June 2013 is available on the TeachingEnglish website.

Ben Goldstein: The moving image: A history of video in ELT.

Born David Eastment in 1953, Diana won a scholarship to read French and German at Emmanuel College Cambridge in 1972 but changed to read Part I of the Tripos in Chinese. She then studied Theology and Comparative Religion and graduated in 1976. After two years teaching English at the Shenker Institute in Rome from 1977 to 1979, she did a Diploma in Teaching English Overseas at the University of Manchester and was Head Teacher at Hampton School of English in Tokyo from September 1980 to spring 1982. She then returned to the UK to start work at Bell College, Saffron Walden, where she developed skills in computer-assisted language learning and eventually became the information technology coordinator for the whole of the Bell Trust. She completed her Open University MBA in 1993.

She founded MUESLI (Micro Users In English as a Second Language Institutions) in 1984. This became known as the CALL SIG (Special Interest Group) and now is the LTSIG . From 1994, Diana was a freelance teacher, trainer, writer, and IT consultant, specializing in the application of information and communication technologies to language education. She was a stimulating and original editor of IATEFL Issues between 1994 and 2000. She travelled widely, running workshops, delivering plenaries at conferences, and doing consultancies.

She was diagnosed with cancer in 2007 and died in 2010. She is survived by her wife Jan and son Philip who take an active role in overseeing and awarding the scholarship.