46th ACELT Bi-annual Conference


Posted by: tasyo 

Date: 2011-07-30

46th ACELT Bi-annual Conference:
Teacher Empowerment: Continuing Professional Development and Best Practices for ELT Practitioners
10 September 2011, Leong Hall, Ateneo de Manila University

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In recent years, there has been greater emphasis on the reflective practices of teachers to ensure their continuing professional development as ELT practitioners. As a key institution in teacher training in the country, the Ateneo Center for English Language Teaching (ACELT) has been at the forefront of professional development through the numerous workshops and bi-annual conferences it offers.

In the past, many of ACELT’s workshops and seminars have been primarily focused on helping teachers lead their students in honing the necessary skills for improved literacy and communicative development. This year, in celebration of the Ateneo Center for English Language Teaching (ACELT)’s 30th year anniversary, we would like to put the focus back on the teacher as part of our continuing commitment to nation-building through professional empowerment.

Together with the British Council, the 46th bi-annual conference on 10 September 2011 is anchored on the theme of Teacher Empowerment: Continuing Professional Development and Best Practices for ELT Practitioners. Workshops will cover the essential core dimensions of competence and expertise that language teachers ought to possess as well as best practices in English teaching. Dr. Ma. Luz Vilches, Dean of the School of Humanities, Loyola School, Ateneo de Manila University will be the keynote speaker while ACELT co-founder Dr. Edna Z. Manlapaz will formally open the conference which marks 30 years of empowering teachers.

Five parallel workshops are planned on topics that cover the following key areas of language teaching:

  • English and English Use in the Classroom
  • Reflective Teaching Practice/ On Teacher Cognition/ Monitoring Reflective Teaching
  • Developing Critical Reading and Writing Skills for Teachers
  • Best Practices in Language and Literature Teaching

For information on payments and pre-registration, click here.

For the list of speakers and description of their talks/workshops, click here.