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1st EFL Young Learners Conference 2015


Universidad San Sebastián, Santiago - Bellavista 7, Recoleta, Chile

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Overall objective:

To provide teachers of English as a foreign language to young learners (at primary levels) with the opportunity for continuing professional development, through a face-to-face conference:

• To enable young learner teachers to take away new learning and understanding and practical skills, or to validate existing knowledge or understanding, to improve young learner teaching and learning in the classroom.
• To enable young learner teachers to take away new learning and understanding and practical skills to engage in their own continuing professional development (and of others).

Target audience:

In service English teachers from public and private sector teaching ages 5 – 13, English teacher training students, Ministry of Education representatives (PIAP), and University Teachers and Faculty.

The activity:

A 2 –day conference in Santiago focussing on English teaching at primary level in Chile. 8 international and national experts will be invited to present at a series of talks and workshops.


The conference will take place at a Universidad San Sebastian - Campus Bellavista.

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Plenary Speakers

Carol Read

has over 30 years’ experience in ELT as a teacher, teacher trainer, academic manager, materials writer and educational consultant. Carol’s main specialization is in primary language teaching. Carol has published extensively in this area including award-winning titles such as Bugs World , Footprints and 500 Activities in the Primary Classroom. Carol’s latest publication is Tiger Time, a new six-level primary course with integrated digital resources. Carol is currently Vice President of IATEFL..

Herbert Puchta

Dr. Herbert Puchta has a PhD in English – with a focus on ELT pedagogy. He has been Professor of English at the Teacher Training University in Graz. He is a full time writer and teacher trainer. He has been a plenary speaker at numerous international conferences, and has conducted workshops and given seminars in more than 30 countries.
For almost three decades, he has carried out research into the practical application of findings from cognitive psychology to the teaching of English as a foreign language. Herbert has co-authored a number of bestselling course books for the teaching of English as a foreign language, and written numerous articles and resource books.
Until recently, Herbert was President of IATEFL.

Graham Stanley

Graham Stanley has been a teacher at the British Council Young Learner Centre in Barcelona, and coordinator of the IATEFL Learning Technologies Special Interest Group. He has been a teacher for over 19 years and has an MEd In ELT & Educational Technology. He is co-author of the book Digital Play: computer games and language aims (Delta Publishing).

Gail Ellis

Gail Ellis is Adviser Young Learners and Quality for the British Council globally and has over 30 years’ experience in English language teaching. She is co-author of Tell it Again! The Storytelling Handbook for Primary English Language Teachers recently republished in its third edition by the British Council and The Primary English Teacher’s Guide published by Penguin Longman

Susan Hillyard

B.Ed.(Hons) Warwick University (U.K.) has work experience in seventeen countries as a teacher, director, speaker, workshop facilitator, consultant, researcher, on-line tutor. She was Prof. Language IV in Lenguas Vivas and UTN, Bs As. She is a NILE Associate Trainer, in Norwich, UK. She has co-authored a Resource Book for Teachers Global Issues for OUP and TDI-TKT On-line Course for Pearson, New York. Moderator EVO Drama on-line course for TESOL and on-line tutor on the Masters in ELT, La Sabana University, Colombia. Now coordinator: English in Action, teaching English through Drama in Special Education, Ministry of Education, City of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Sandie Mourão

Sandie has lived and worked in Portugal since 1987, where she is a teacher educator, author and consultant with a PhD in didactics and teacher education from the University of Aveiro. She specialises in early years language education and picturebooks in language learning and is particularly interested in reader response and classroom-based research. Sandie is author of a number of language learning courses and resource books and is the co-author of the guidelines for primary English education in Portugal. She is also co-editor of the CLELEjournal an open access online journal, which supports the integration of children’s literature and language learning: http://clelejournal.org/. Sandie keeps an award winning blog, Picturebooks in ELT, http://picturebooksinelt.blogspot.com/, which promotes the use of picturebooks with language learners of all age groups.

Lucrecia Prat

Lucrecia co-founded Río de la Plata Sur School and is its Head of English. Lucrecia is a Neurosicoeducator, with a Self-Esteem Practioner Degree and has been successfully putting the brain-friendly model into practice for the last fourteen years.
She is an international Teacher Trainer for Oxford University Press and a Speaker for Asociación Educar. Her first book “From Passion to action” will be printed shortly.

Claudia Rey

Claudia was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and started off her teaching career as an ELT teacher for Primary School. She later became a Secondary School ELT teacher and a college lecturer in Children´s Literature.
She has been a NILE trainer since 2007 specializing in the areas of Teaching Young Learners, CLIL for Primary Teachers, CLIL for Secondary Teachers and Teaching English through Literature in Secondary School. She is also an online course designer and tutor.
Claudia is a practising teacher at an international school, so her work as a teacher trainer is deeply rooted in her experience as a classroom teacher.

Conference Programme

3 de octubre de 2015

Registration

Hall USS Bellavista

Welcome and Child Protection Message

Aula Magna

Plenary 1: Carol Read - Macmillan "How to promote creativity in the young learner classroom"

Aula Magna USS

COFFEE BREAK

Exhibition Hall - 3rd Floor

Workshop Sessions A

3rd Floor

Plenary 2a: Graham Stanley - British Council "Innovations in Learning Technologies with Young Learners"

Aula Magna

LUNCH

Not Included

Plenary 3: Gail Ellis - British Council "Teaching children how to learn"

Aula Magna

Workshop sessions B

3rd Floor

COFFEE BREAK

Exhibitions Hall - 3rd Floor

Plenary 4: Sandie Mourão - NILE "The potential of picturebooks for young learners"

Aula Magna

4 de octubre de 2015

Registration Hall

USS Bellavista

Plenary 5: Susan Hillyard - British Council "From “I can’t!” to “I can!!!!” Multisensory ELT for Inclusive Classrooms"

Aula Magna or Auditorium

COFFEE BREAK

Exhibition Hall - 3rd Floor

Plenary 6: Herbert Puchta - Cambridge University Press "The importance of values in teaching English to young learners"

Aula Magna or Auditorium

Plenary 7: Claudia Rey - NILE "Flying trapeze: the challenge of teaching young learners in the 21st Century"

Aula Magna

Closing Ceremony - Raffle

Aula Magna

Auspiciadores

Universidad San Sebastián

Santiago - Bellavista 7, Recoleta, Chile