Colloquium 2023

42nd Annual International TESOL France Colloquium

An Educator's Journey

November 17th, 2023
November 18th, 2023
November 19th, 2023

Cité Scolaire Internationale Honoré-de-Balzac, 118 Bd Bessières, 75017 Paris



Mark your calendars for the 42nd Annual International TESOL France Colloquium for 2023!

We are delighted to welcome Hind Elyas and Nayr Ibrahim as our plenary speakers this year.

Hind Elyas works as an English Instructor at the Leading National Academy, Niagara College in Saudi Arabia.

She is heavily involved in PD, and her current roles include the IATEFL Global Issue, Issues Month Coordinator, the Past Chair of the TESOL International Professional Development Professional Council, and a member of the Womentorship in ELT committee, which is TESOL International’s most recent PLN. She is also serving as a TESOL International New Member Guide.

Hind is a British Council ELTon Awards Judge, and she served as a National Geographic Advisor for developing a new academic skills series in 2020.

Hind’s former roles include the Executive Secretary at Africa ELTA, Acting Vice President of TESOL Sudan, and Professional Development Coordinator at KSAALT TESOL (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Association for English Language Teachers).

Her most recent achievements were being selected as a TESOL International 2021 Leadership Mentoring Program Award recipient and a TESOL International Convention Ambassador. Hind’s research interests include student engagement, differentiation, 21st-century teaching and learning, and employability skills.

Nayr Correia Ibrahim is Associate Professor of English Subject Pedagogy at Nord University in Norway. She has over 25 years of experience in English and bilingual education as teacher, trainer, materials writer, manager and researcher in Portugal, Paris, Cairo, Hong Kong and now Norway.

Nayr holds a MA TEFL and a PhD in trilingualism, triliteracy and identity from the University of Reading. She has participated in various EU projects on multilingualism, including reviewing the EU's Key Competencies for Lifelong Learning (2018) and was Associate Partner for the ILLEY (Inspiring language learning in the early years) project at the ECML in Graz. Nayr is a member of Nord's Research Group For Children’s Literature in ELT (CLELT) and peer reviewer for the CLELE Journal. She was local coordinator for the Erasmus+ project ICEPELL (Intercultural Citizenship Education for Primary English Language Learning) and has participated in the CANOPY and now ELLiL projects in Canada. She is in the transition committee of the newly established ELLRA (Early Language Learning Research Association).

Her publication, Teaching children how to learn, Delta Publishing, with Gail Ellis, won an award at the 2016 ESU English Language Awards in the category, Resources for Teachers. Her research interests include early language learning, multi/translingualism, multiple literacies, language and identity, learning to learn, intercultural citizenship education, children’s literature and children’s rights. 

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