Penny Ur
Jamie Keddie

TESOL France Colloquium 2009

The 28th Annual Colloquium
A Great Event


28th TESOL France Colloquium


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General Information

Dates and Registration

November 6th 2008 (2pm to 8pm) and November 7th 2008 (9am to 8pm)
Registration on November 6th opens at 1:30pm and continues throughout the day. Registration on November 7th opens at 9:00am and continues throughout the day.

Venue

Télécom ParisTech, 46 rue Barrault, 75013 Paris, France
Click here to download a map of the venue and the neighborhood.

Plenary Sessions

Plenary & Associated Workshop by Penny Ur

Penny Ur

Plenary: English as a Lingua Franca

Saturday 12:00 - 13:00. Room: Emeraude

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It is estimated that there are now in the world over two billion English-speakers of whom the majority speak it as a second or foreign language. Indeed, English is now used more as a lingua franca for various functions of international communication (business, research, diplomacy etc.) than it is used intra-nationally for communication with each other by its native speakers. And most educated people in the world today (at least outside the English-speaking countries) are 'English-knowing bilinguals': they speak their own language(s) for home use, and English for international communication.

There are various interesting implications of this development for English teachers which will be discussed this talk. I shall address questions such as: Is there such a thing as an ELF standard of language use in grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation? How does the development of ELF change our teaching goals? Does it make any difference to the function and prestige of the 'native' or 'non-native' English speaking teacher? What is the place of the culture of the English-speaking peoples in the teaching of ELF?


Workshop: Teaching Large Heterogeneous Classes

by Penny Ur

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What is a large class? What is a heterogeneous class? What are the problems we encounter when we have to teach classes that are both large and heterogeneous?

In this talk I will begin by attempting to define what is meant by 'large' and 'heterogeneous', and then go on to list some of the main problems – but also the advantages! – that we encounter when trying to teach them.

As with many educational problems, there are no easy solutions. We could, perhaps largely solve them by preparing different tasks to suit different groups within the class; or by preparing several texts at varying levels of difficulty, as suggested by some methodologists. But most of us have neither the time nor the money to invest in such elaborate preparation, let alone the time to check the results later.

In this talk, I shall be proposing and discussing a series of practical teaching principles, illustrated by practical procedures, that involve very little (or no) extra preparation, that can make our job teaching large heterogeneous classes easier, and that go some way towards bringing about more effective learning.

Penny Ur's Bio

Penny Ur was educated at the universities of Oxford (MA), Cambridge (PGCE) and Reading (MATEFL). She emigrated to Israel in 1967, where she still lives today. She is married with four children and five grandchildren. Penny Ur has thirty years' experience as an English teacher in primary and secondary schools in Israel. She has recently retired from the headship of the M.Ed program in foreign-language teaching at Oranim Academic College of Education, but continues to teach M.A. courses at Oranim and Haifa University. She is interested in all aspects of language-teaching methodology, but in particular issues of fluency and accuracy in language teaching, language-learning activity design and the implications for teachers of the development of English as a lingua franca. She has published a number of articles, and was for ten years the editor of the Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers series. Her books include Discussions that Work (1981), Five Minute Activities (co-authored with Andrew Wright) (1992), A Course in Language Teaching (1996), and Grammar Practice Activities (2nd Edition) (2009), all published by Cambridge University Press.




Plenary & Associated Workshop by Jamie Keddie

Oxford University Press
NILE
Jamie Keddie

Plenary: Materials World

Friday 17:00 - 18:00. Room: Estaunie

In an ELT context, what does the word materials mean to you? In this highly practical talk, I will be examining the richness of resources that are available to the modern language teacher. By dissecting six of my favourite lesson plans, I would like to share some thoughts on some essential lesson-planning skills which are often overlooked.

Workshop: Grammar Drawings

When a learner draws a piece of language, that language is suddenly brought to life and made memorable. In this workshop, which will be useful for teachers of all levels and ages, we will see some original grammar-based activities which exploit a fantastic piece of classroom technology - the pencil.

Jamie Keddie's Bio

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Jamie Keddie is a European-based teacher, teacher trainer and writer. In 2008, he founded TEFLclips.com, a site dedicated to the possibilities for online video-sharing in the classroom. For this, he received a British Council Innovations award in 2009. He is the author of Images in the Resource Books for Teachers series published by Oxford University Press. He is also a teacher trainer at Norwich Institute for Language Education.




Workshops


Burcu Akyol
Istek Schools, Turkey
Further Information Video ELT Meets the Blogosphere
Theme: Young Learners & Learning Technologies
Friday, November 6th
17:00 - 18:00

Mahrukh Bharucha
Expressions Unlimited!, India Lamda; UK
Further Information Using Drama in an English Language Class
Theme: Classroom Techniques & Pronunciation
Friday, November 6th
14:00 - 15:00

Jean Brewster
Freelance, UK
Further Information The Interplay Between English-medium Subject Teaching and English Teachers
Theme: Teacher Training and Development & English for Specific Purposes
Saturday, November 7th
17:30 - 18:30

Annette Capel
Cambridge University Press, France
Further Information Making Sense of Words: The English Profile Wordlists Project
Theme: Corpus in the Classroom & Adult Learners
Saturday, November 7th
9:30 - 10:30

Alan Cargyl
International House London
Further Information Output Feedback: How to use what students say to help them speak 'better'
Theme: Business English & Classroom Techniques
Saturday, November 7th
17:30 - 18:30

Carla Chamberlin-Quinlisk
The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Further Information Critical Media Education in TESOL: Bringing popular culture into the language classroom
Theme: Classroom Techniques & Intercultural Issues
Saturday, November 7th
17:30 - 18:30

Lindsay Clandfield
Delta Publishing
Further Information Video Blogging Your Way to Being a Better Teacher
Theme: Learning Technologies & Teacher Training and Development
Saturday, November 7th
10:45 - 11:45

Maggie Collins and Peter John Hassall
(ESSC, France and Zayed University, United Arab Emirates
Further Information Slides Handouts World Englishes as Art: the Extremely Short Story [ESS] in Arabia and the Far East
Theme: Higher Education & Intercultural Issues
Friday, November 6th
15:15 - 16:15

Anna Daley
IUFM Châteauroux, freelance translator
Further Information How Working with Translation Can Help Us Learn about Language
Theme: Classroom Techniques & Grammar and Vocabulary
Saturday, November 7th
15:00 - 16:00

Alain Daumas
Directeur France d'ETS Global
Further Information Slides L'observatoire TOEIC 2009 des niveaux d'anglais en France: pour mieux connaître le niveau des français
Theme: Testing and Assessment
Friday, November 6th
14:00 - 15:00

Hugh Dellar
Heinle ELT
Further Information Slides Handouts Lexis, Speaking and the Non-Native Speaker Teacher
Theme: Adult Learners & Global Issues
Saturday, November 7th
10:45 - 11:45

Robert Dignen
York Associates
Further Information International Leadership - Competencies for Working Effectively across Cultures
Theme: Business English & Intercultural Issues
Saturday, November 7th
15:00 - 16:00

Gavin Dudeney
Pearson Longman
Further Information Slides Handouts Video Beyond the Book
Theme: Learning Technologies & Teacher Training and Development
Saturday, November 7th
15:00 - 16:00

Robert Emigh
Norwalk Community College, Connecticut, USA.
Further Information Slides Facilitating Awareness of Global Issues from Inside and Outside the Classroom
Theme: Higher Education & Global Issues
Friday, November 6th
14:00 - 15:00

Parvanak "Pary" Fassihi
CELOP/Boston University
Further Information Clickers: A New Approach to Engaging Students in the ESL / EFL Classroom
Theme: Learning Technologies & Tried and Tested Classroom Techniques.
Friday, November 6th
14:00 - 15:00

Linda Gerena
York College, City University of New York, USA
Further Information Slides Writing and Grammar in Culturally Explicit Rhetorical Discourse
Theme: Intercultural Issues & Grammar and Vocabulary
Saturday, November 7th
9:30 - 10:30

Charles Goodger
Bologna University, Italy
Further Information Slides Video Twitter Songs in Action
Theme: Young Learners & Classroom Techniques
Saturday, November 7th
9:30 - 10:30) - en francais

Michael Hall
University College Plymouth St Mark & St John, UK
Further Information Slides Why Speaking English to Your Students Matters
Theme: Teacher Training and Development & The Four Skills
Friday, November 6th
17:00 - 18:00

Philip Hawkes
Teaching Materials Coordinator, Edulang
Further Information Video Building a Didacticized World English Resource into a Teacher-led Course
Theme: Global Issues & Four Skills
Saturday, November 7th
16:15 - 17:15

Maria Heron
NILE
Further Information Fun with Vocab
Theme: Adult Learners & Grammar and Vocabulary
Saturday, November 7th
15:00 - 16:00

David A. Hill
Helbling Languages
Further Information Writing Stories
Theme: Teen and Adult Learners & Global Issues
Saturday, November 7th
16:15 - 17:15

David Horner
Cambridge ESOL
Further Information Slides Constructing Oral Assessment Grids from the CEFRL
Theme: Testing and Assessment & Adult Learners
Saturday, November 7th
16:15 - 17:15

Mike Howard
Pearson Language Tests, France
Further Information PTE Academic: setting a new standard in Academic English testing and fully endorsed by the Graduate Management Admission Council
Theme: Testing and Assessment & English for Specific Purposes
Friday, November 6th
15:15 - 16:15

Aimee Johansen
Télécom Bretagne, Brest
Further Information Slides So What Do You Want to Do for a Living?" Incorporating career planning materials into English classes
Theme: Adult Learners & Intercultural Issues
Saturday, November 7th
10:45 - 11:45

Jamie Keddie
Oxford University Press
NILE
Further Information Slides Video Grammar Drawings
Theme: Classroom Techniques & Grammar and Vocabulary
Saturday, November 7th
10:45 - 11:45

Paul Maglione and Frederic Tibout
Entertainment Learning
Further Information Slides Games: The Pedagogical Revolution. From Edutainment to Games 2.0; Implications for EFL
Theme: Learning Technologies & Classroom Techniques
Friday, November 6th
15:15 - 16:15

Arthur McKeown
University of Ulster, UK
Further Information Handouts Free and Freemium: Resourses for Teaching Business (and other) English
Theme: Materials Design & Publishing & Business English
Saturday, November 7th
9:30 - 10:30

Cleve Miller
Cambridge - English360
Further Information From Print to Digital: Collaborative content and the future of the coursebook
Theme: Materials Design and Publishing & Learning Technologies
Saturday, November 7th
17:30 - 18:30

Tammi Santana
TESOL-SPAIN
Further Information Handouts Quick and Fun Activities to Practice New Vocabulary
Theme: Grammar and Vocabulary & Classroom Techniques
Friday, November 6th
18:15 - 19:15

Fulvia Seales
British Council, Bilbao, Spain
Further Information Slides Generating Student Motivation
Theme: Young Learners & Research
Friday, November 6th
15:15 - 16:15

Margit Szesztay
Department of English Language Pedagogy, ELTE University Budapest
Further Information cREATIVITY with a Small 'c'
Theme: Adult Learners
Saturday, November 7th
10:45 - 11:45

Penny Ur
Oranim and Haifa University, Israel
Further Information Slides Handouts Video Workshop: Teaching Large Heterogeneous Classes
Theme: Higher Education & Teacher Training and Development
Friday, November 6th
17:00 - 18:00

Jennifer Verschoor
ARCALL Argentine Computer Assisted Language Learning, Freelance
Further Information It's a NetWorld..Let's NetWorld: Are you ready to face the challenges of working online?
Theme: Learning Technologies & English for Specific Purposes
Saturday, November 7th
16:15 - 17:15

Mercedes Viola
IATEFL - BESIG
Further Information Slides Slides Designing English Programs for Business People
Theme: Business English & Adult Learners
A speaker from Uruguay brought to you by video conference
Saturday, November 7th
15:00 - 16:00

Ken Wilson
Oxford University Press
Further Information Slides Handouts Video Turning Passive Students into Active Learners
Theme: Young Learners & Learner Styles
Saturday, November 7th
16:15 - 17:15




Posters

Friday November 6th: 16:15 - 17:00
Saturday November 7th: 14:00 - 15:00


Michael Carroll
Momoyama Gakuin University, Japan
Further Information The Study-abroad Wiki: Integrating overseas study into the overall language curriculum
Theme: Higher Education & Learning Technologies.

Yuh-Fang Chang
National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
Further Information Investigating the Emergence Order of Apology Strategies
Theme: Intercultural issues and Adult Learners

Sylvie Dolakova
Freelance
Further Information Storytelling? Young Learners? Limited Vocabulary? Why Not?
Theme: Young Learners & Teacher Training and Development.

Parvanak "Pary" Fassihi
CELOP/Boston University
Further Information Clickers: A New Approach to Engaging Students in the ESL / EFL Classroom
Theme: Learning Technologies & Tried and Tested Classroom Techniques.

Igor Gavilán
Eibar Idiomas Hizkuntzak, Spain
Further Information IF IF IF... To IF or not to IF, that is the question
Theme: Classroom Techniques & Grammar and Vocabulary

Maidy Giber
University of South Australia
Further Information Teachers' Language Learning Experiences
Theme: Intercultural Issues & Teacher Training and Development

Susana Gómez and Anisoara Pop
TESOL Spain and Dimitrie Cantemir University of Targu Mures, Romania
Further Information Using Audacity to Optimize Your Listening Sessions
Theme: Learning Technologies.

Beverly J. Hearn
University of Tennessee at Martin
Further Information Increasing Your Students' Reading Speed
Theme: Tried and Tested Classroom Techniques & Language Testing

Monika Lodej
IATEFL Poland
Further Information Teaching Reading to ESL Dyslexic Students
Theme: Learner Styles

Mojtaba Mohammadi
Islamic Azad University, Roudehen Branch, Iran
Further Information The Pathology of Demotivation and Amotivation in Language Learning Context: A Case Study
Theme: Adult Learners & Learner styles

Zhivka Ilieva
Shumen University, Dobrich College, Bulgaria
Further Information Handouts Interdisciplinary Relations in the Primary Classroom
Theme: Young Learners & Adult Learners

Tuuli Oder
Tallinn University Language Centre, Estonia
Further Information Language Exams Based on CEFR at Tallinn University: A two-year experience
Theme: Language Testing & Higher Education

Carme Porcel
Freelance, Spain
Further Information Watching Films Is More Than Fun
Theme: Adult Learners & Young Learners

Marianne Raynaud
TESOL France - Grenoble Coordinator
Further Information Student Presentations: Making them beneficial and worthwhile for everyone!
Theme: Higher Education & Teacher Training and Development

Semra Sadik and Fatma Sadik
Cukurova University, Turkey
Further Information Bringing Motivation Back to the Classroom
Theme: Adult Learners & Teacher Training and Development.

Kayo Shirasaka
Miyazaki Prefectural Nursing University, Japan
Further Information Focusing on Vocabulary and Grammar Learning in a Writing Exchange Project
Theme: Adult Learners