2013 Kazan TEFL Conference

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Speakers at this year’s Kazan TEFL Conference

Here is a partial list of speakers and topics you will have the opportunity to see on April 8-9:

Nancy Burkhalter, PhD, Senior English Language Fellow, St. Petersburg

“Fluency vs. Accuracy: Which one, When and How?”

Anthony Samuel, Senior English Language Fellow, Tyumen

“Using Narratives for Large/Multi-level Classrooms”

Erik Lundell, Senior English Language Fellow, Belgorod

“Content Based Instruction”

Erin Anderson, Senior English Language Fellow, Novosibirsk

“International Test-taking Skills: IELTS and TOEFL”

Andy Noonan, Senior English Language Fellow, Kazan

“Trace Effects: Letting the English in through video games”

Marina Solnyshkina, Institute of Philology and Arts, Kazan (Volga) Federal University

“TKT: Another Stage of My Professional Development”

Ludmila Svirina, Institute of Philology and Arts, Kazan (Volga) Federal University

“The Learning Burden of Collocations for Russian Learners of English”

Tatiana Rents & Irina Kuznetsova, Volzhsky Institute of Humanities

“Blended Teaching: Tools that help”

Nancy Burkhalter, PhD, Senior English Language Fellow, St. Petersburg

“Any Questions? How Asking the Right Questions Can Engage EFL Students to Think More Deeply in All Subjects and Levels”

Anthony Samuel, Senior English Language Fellow, Tyumen

“Environmental Offenders: Bringing ecological awareness through EFL”

Erik Lundell, Senior English Language Fellow, Belgorod

“Teaching Communicative Strategies”

Erin Anderson, Senior English Language Fellow, Novosibirsk

“Shaping the Way We Teach English in Russia”

Announcement! 2013 Conference: Innovations in EFL: Methods, Assessment and Reflection

We are pleased to announce the upcoming conference, “Innovations in EFL: Methods, Assessment and Reflection.”

Where: Institute of Philology and Arts, Kazan Federal University, Tatarstan Street, 2.

When: April 8-9, 2013

Registration opens at 9:00 am on April 8th.  Plenary begins at 10.

What: This is a two-day professional development conference for university, public school and future teachers of English.  There will be practical workshops, plenary addresses, and roundtable discussions.  EFL professionals from the USA, England, Russia and Australia will be presenting.

How to get involved: Yes, we need professionals to give interactive workshops on the themes of modern methods, assessment and reflection.  Contact Andy Noonan at kazantefl@gmail.com

How to participate: Simply send an email to kazantefl@gmail.com with your name, school number, phone number and email address.  We will be in contact with you, or check back here for updates

How Much: Free for Tatarstan teachers, 300 Rubles for participants from outside the republic.

Certificates?  Yes!  You will receive a certificate for 16-hours of professional development, approved by the Ministry of Education, if you attend 4 workshop sessions and the plenary sessions.

Schedule: TBA

Sponsored by the Republic of Tatarstan Ministry of Education, the English Language Office of the US Embassy, Moscow and the Institute of Philology and Arts of Kazan Federal University