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The 5th Future of English Language Teaching Conference 2020

ONLINE | Saturday, 17 October 2020

09:30 - 16:45 (UK time)

2 Plenaries

Presented by Philip Kerr and Thom Kiddle

16 Breakout Sessions

Young Learners, ESP, Teacher Education, Technology

2 Poster Sessions

What's new at Trinity and Personalised CPD


The 5th annual Future of English Language Teaching Conference of 2020 attracted just under 3000 delegates representing 93 countries.


The plenaries and breakout sessions throughout the day included presentations on the following themes:


              • Young Learners
              • English for Specific Purposes (ESP)
              • Teacher Education
              • Technology and Innovation



9:45 - 10:00


10:00 - 10:10

Introduction - Welcome and orientation


10:15 - 11:00

Breakout sessions 1:


The Problem with 'English Class': Embedding as a tool for decolonisation, Sarah Vaghefian

Using emotional intelligence to help your learners understand themselves, Alan Hall


Model-free, guided discovery phonology: supporting learners' identities, goals and plurilingual futures, Adam Scott


The psychology of assessment - Informing best practice through insights into positive psychology, Alex Thorp

11:00 - 11:15

Refreshment break


11:00 - 11:10

Pop-up presentation:

What's new at Trinity College London?, Alison Castle Kane


11:15 - 12:00

Breakout sessions 2:


Using forms for online examinations and practise, Pablo Morales


This is not (just) a test: Computer-aided language assessment and syllabus link in the summer school industry, David Juhasz


Workplace English language learning - Making it happen!, Gillian Kincaid-Dugen


Targeting generation Z - How marketing strategy can advise ELT practice


12:00 - 12:45

Refreshment break


12:15 - 12:30

Poster Presentation:

Personalised CPD, Yvert de Souza


12:45 - 13:30

Plenary 1:

Digital literacy in a time of COVID, Philip Kerr


13:30 - 13:45

Refreshment break


13:45 - 14:30

Breakout sessions 3:


Happiness and forging lifelong learners, Joe Brennan


"Proper" English for a proper future - exposing young learners to world Englishes, Claudia Schiavon and Alan Hall


Exploiting digital tools to enhance formative feedback and improve learning, Martin Oetegenn


Do I need to attend another CPD session? Action research as a powerful alternative, Monika Wierzanska-Villar


14:30 - 14:45

Refreshment break


14:45 - 15:30

Breakout sessions 4:


Enabling interaction: A study of examiner behaviour in an interactive speaking test, Richard Harris


The importance of the young learner element of teacher training programmes, Simon Dunton


Creating transformational learning experiences in teenage classrooms, Kate Smook


The future is plurilingual. Let's make teaching qualifications plurilingual too, Ben Beaumont


15:30 - 15:45

Refreshment break


15:45 - 16:30

Plenary 2:

Key teacher competences in the 2020's, Thom Kiddle


16:30 - 16:45

Closing comments and farewell



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