Join us at the ACTA International Conference 2018 in Adelaide, South Australia at the Adelaide Convention Centre from Tuesday 2 October until Friday 5 October.
The theme of the conference is "English language learning in a mobile world".
In the context of increasing local and global mobility for TESOL learners and educators, this conference will contribute to the ongoing examination of the theories and practices underpinning the TESOL field, and will project into future directions, whether as policy, pedagogy, materials design, assessment or community involvement.
The six themes or strands are:
1. English language learners in a mobile world
2. English language learning and teaching for local and global participation
3. Embracing digital technologies in English language learning and teaching
4. Assessment from diverse stakeholder perspectives
5. English as a medium of instruction (EMI)
6. Professional standards and teacher identities in a mobile world
Through these themes, the conference will explore the breadth of mobility, including local and global relocations, communication and intercultural negotiation across borders, and social mobility through English. With this in mind, the conference will be a space to critically examine ethical and practical challenges for TESOL:
We will learn from policy makers and practitioners who are grappling with these issues, as well as from their accounts of the students they teach.
Mobility is also a reality for educators and corporations, with impacts on policy, on the distinctiveness of TESOL and on TESOL teacher identity within specific contexts. During the conference, questions such as the following will be raised and addressed:
The ACTA International Conference 2018 will be a space to explore the breadth of the meaning of mobility and critically examine ethical and practical challenges for TESOL.
We look forward to your presence and contribution to these important discussions.
Start preparing for your presentation! We want to you to be part of this exciting and important conference in 2018.