Rationale

Under the theme ''Changes and Chances in ELT '', this year's conference provides an open arena of discussion for ELT educators in Asia and across the globe in the age of 21st-century literacies. Our goal is to create a forum for in-depth discussions on managing changes in English language teaching, days of inquiry and critical engagement in finding supportive and collaborative working environment that will promote effective classroom practices for the benefits of English and foreign language learners. We as researchers, practitioners, educational stakeholders are facing global education movements and challenges that led us to rethink, reframe and reflect on our practice. At Thailand TESOL 2019 conference, all participants will have an opportunity to share their teaching experience and approaches with a view to shedding some light on these formidable challenges.

Objectives

The aims of the Thailand TESOL 2019 conference are:

  • To offer a scholarly platform for both Thai and international teachers/educators, from pre-service teacher trainees to veterans, to reflect on their ideas about “Changes and Chances in ELT” in order to enhance their understanding of 21 st century literacies of ELT;
  • To promote and disseminate new research contributions and information about teachers’ experiences in order to strengthen teaching and learning in current and future classrooms for teachers, teacher educators, and policy makers;
  • To foster and enhance discussion, reflection and network-building that will assist professional teachers to more fully participate as integrated members of their respective home countries’ English language teaching communities.

Presentations

Presenting at Thailand TESOL is an opportunity for all English language teachers and educators to take an active role in the teaching profession, to share knowledge, and to learn from the experiences and challenges of others. We welcome and invite presentations on any aspect of the theme including, but not limited to, the following ELT fields:

  • Digital Literacy and Language Learning
  • Computer- Assisted Language Learning (CALL)
  • Teaching Methodology
  • English for Specific/Academic Purposes
  • Mobile Teaching and Learning
  • ELT and Social Media
  • Speaking / pronunciation
  • Blended Learning in ELT
  • Research Methodology
  • Teaching Vocabulary
  • Culture/ Intercultural Issues
  • Critical thinking in ELT
  • Critical Pedagogy and Language Teaching
  • ELT Professional Development
  • Literature/ Translation
  • Linguistics/ Applied Linguistics
  • Bilingual Education
  • Curriculum/Materials Development
  • Assessment/Testing
  • Teaching Grammar
  • Corpus analysis
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Distance Learning
  • Learner Autonomy
  • Teaching Listening
  • Teaching Reading
  • Teaching Young Learners
  • Translingual Practices of Language Learners
  • Teaching Writing
  • Transformation of English Language Teaching