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IATEFL-Chile XIV International Conference

22nd and 23rd July, 2016

Bellavista Campus, Universidad San Sebastián, Santiago, Chile.


ELT: Where are we now? Where are we going?

It’s been over 50 years since linguist Dell Hymes gave us the concept of “communicative competence” which revolutionized language teaching and
learning over the following years. Now in 2016 we revisit the concept of what it means to teach and learn “communicatively” and whether now in the post-methods era it is relevant to consider a revival of CLT through a series of plenaries and workshops from world-renowned experts and local practitioners during our XIV International Conference. We look forward to seeing you then.

Confirmed plenary speakers!

Paula Rebolledo
Scott Thornbury
Claudia Ferradas
Jeremy Harmer
Lucrecia Prat Gay
Paul Seligson
Lisa Peter



– Universidad San Sebastián Bellavista 7, Recoleta – Santiago – Metro Station Baquedano (Line 1  and 5)

– Lunch: Meals won’t be delivered. There are numerous places to eat in Pio Nono, adjacent to the USS building.

– Disabled Access: Elevator access to all floors and most areas of the building used by IATEFL Chile. Please be sure to inform us in advance if this is relevant to you.

– Wi-fi (internet): The entire building has wi-fi service.

– Car Parking: The building has underground car parking facilities, but spaces are limited. Price from 7 am to 7 pm is $3.200 (more information about prices here). The entrance is by Bellavista St. #37. We strongly advise you to use public transport to and from the conference venue.



EFL Publishers, Bookstores and Institutions will be exhibiting their products and services on both days of the conference. We actively encourage you to visit them during breaks and lunch time.


Conference Prices

Prices for teachers are:

– Early Bird (up to July 1st.): $ 20.000 (2 day conference) CLOSED

– Early Bird (up to July 1st.): $ 10.000 (1 day conference) CLOSED

– Pay the same day: $ 30.000 (2 day conference),

– Pay the same day: $ 20.000 (1 day conference),

Prices for undergraduate students are:

– $15.000 (2 day conference).

– $10.000 (1 day conference).

Prices for USS students are:

– $7.500 (2 day conference) SOLD OUT

– $5.000 (1 day conference).



Online registration is available until July 20.


Conference Programme

You can see the summary of the programme or the full programme. Printed copies of the Final Programme will be available on the conference days in your Welcome Bags. All programmes (online/printed) are subject to last minute alterations in the event of unforeseen circumstances beyond our control. We respectfully request your consideration and understanding should this occur.

Assistance, Security and Information

As usual we will count on assistance from a team of Conference Ushers (kindly provided by USS) who are there to answer any practical questions you may have. In the event they are unable to help, please don´t hesitate to ask any member of the IATEFL Chile Committee who will also be at your disposal for the duration of the conference. Although USS has a resident Security Team and CCTV surveillance throughout the building, we ask you to keep any/all personal possessions with you at all times. We will have a luggage room at your disposal if you come directly from the airport/bus station. If you will require this service you must ask at the registration desk. 

Accommodation for foreign attendants

We have no discount agreement with hotels in the area. However, we have created a list of the most convenient and close to the event hotels. Download the list here.


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Registration payment

Ticket Precio Total Cantidad
Early Bird (up to July 10) 2 days
$30.00 USD
$30.00 USD $0.00 USD Cerrado
Early Bird (up to July 1) 1 day
$15.00 USD
$15.00 USD $0.00 USD Agotado
2 Days Conference
$45.00 USD
$45.00 USD $0.00 USD Cerrado
1 Day Conference
$30.00 USD
$30.00 USD $0.00 USD Cerrado
Students (undergraduate only) 2 days
$22.00 USD
$22.00 USD $0.00 USD Cerrado
Students USS (undergraduate only) 2 days
$11.00 USD
$11.00 USD $0.00 USD Agotado
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Plenary Speakers

Scott Thornbury
Scott Thornbury

I’m a teacher and teacher educator, with over 30 years’ experience in English language teaching, and an MA from the University of Reading. I am currently Curriculum Coordinator of the MA TESOL program at The New School in New York. My previous experience includes teaching and teacher training in Egypt, UK, Spain (where I live), and in my native New Zealand. My writing credits include several award-winning books for teachers on language and methodology, as well as authoring a number of papers and book chapters on language and language teaching. I am series editor for the Cambridge Handbooks for Teachers (CUP). I was also the co-founder of the dogme ELT group (see Articles). And, currently, I am an associate of the International Teacher Development Institute (iTDi), an online campus dedicated to teacher development.


Jeremy Harmer
Jeremy Harmer

I am a writer of books in the field of English Language Teaching. These include Methodology titles, course materials, and learner literature (often called graded readers). I am a frequent presenter, seminar leader and teacher both in the UK and, more frequently, around the world. I hold a BA in English Literature from the University Of East Anglia, UK and a Masters in Applied Linguistics from the University of Reading (UK). As a teacher and trainer in the field of English Language Teaching (ELT) I have worked for International House, London, Eurocentre Bournemouth, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, the Bell School, Cambridge, and at the Instituto Anglo Mexicano de Cultura (in Mexico DF, Ciudad Satellite and Guadalajara – where I was branch director for four years). The IAMC is now part of The Anglo Foundation. Currently I work as an online tutor for the MATESOL at The New School, New York.


Paul Seligson
Paul Seligson

Paul Seligson has been ‘TEFLing’ worldwide for 35 years and is well-known for lively, highly practical training. A CELTA assessor, his many publications include English File, Helping Students to Speak, Essential English 1-5, Kids’ Web 1-5 and his latest publication English ID, a 4-level course from Richmond, the first specifically written for Romance Language background learners. He works freelance from Brighton and Rio de Janeiro, and is delighted to be returning to Chile for the 5th time!

Claudia Ferradas
Claudia Ferradas

Claudia Ferradas is an IATEFL International Ambassador. She holds a PhD in English Studies (Nottingham) and is an experienced international presenter, researcher and author who often works as a consultant for Trinity College London, Oxford University Press, and the British Council. She has worked in teacher education in twenty countries.

Lucrecia Prat Gay
Lucrecia Prat Gay

A life-long learner who has been teaching for 34 years and coordinating since 1990, she 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 the author of “From passion to action: developing emotional intelligence in the classroom”. She has studied Brain Based Learning overseas, and has been successfully putting the model into practice for the last sixteen years. Lucrecia is a retired actress, an International Teacher Trainer for Oxford University Press and a Speaker for Asociación Educar.

Lisa Peter
Lisa Peter

Lisa Peter is the International Lecturer in Shakespeare Studies at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. In her teaching at the Trust, Lisa particularly looks after international groups whose first language is any other than English, and she specialises in Shakespeare translations and the Shakespeare reception around the world. Her new range of educational sessions for language learners at the Trust was launched in 2015 and for the Shakespeare anniversary year 2016 she co-developed the MOOC Exploring English: Shakespeare together with the British Council. In addition, Lisa contributed to the BBC Learning English series Shakespeare Speaks and she has written study guides for Digital Theatre Plus. Lisa offers teacher training sessions for language teachers at the Trust and she regularly speaks at international conferences on the topic of teaching Shakespeare to language learners.

Paula Rebolledo
Paula Rebolledo

Dr Paula Rebolledo holds an MA in TESOL for Young Learners and a PhD in Education from the University
of Leeds. She has taught at primary and secondary school levels and as a teacher educator for professional
development programmes in Chile and the UK. Currently, Paula works at the English Open Doors
Programme (EODP) at the Ministry of Education in Chile. Her research interests include young learners,
teacher education, professional development and teacher-research. She has been mentoring teacherresearch
on the APTIS Action Research Award Scheme and the Champion Teachers project fundedby the
British Council and co-edited the book Champion Teachers: Stories of Exploratory Action Research. She is
the co-founder of RICELT, the first Chilean network of researchers in ELT.


22 de julio de 2016

Todos los asistentes a la Conferencia deben descargar e imprimir su ticket y presentarlo en el mesón de acreditaciones en el Hall Central de la Universidad (entrada por Bellavista).

Meals won’t be delivered. There are numerous places to eat in Pio Nono, adjacent to the USS building.

23 de julio de 2016

Todos los asistentes a la Conferencia deben descargar e imprimir su ticket y presentarlo en el mesón de acreditaciones en el Hall Central de la Universidad (entrada por Bellavista).

Meals won’t be delivered. There are numerous places to eat in Pio Nono, adjacent to the USS building.