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Second Language Teacher Education: Inspiring Creativity, Cultivating Excellence resonates as a universal theme, uniting individuals of all ages and backgrounds across the globe. Whether it's students in pursuit of academic excellence, professionals seeking to enhance their career prospects, or enthusiasts indulging in the joys of multilingualism, the pivotal factor for success in second language acquisition remains the expertise of their teachers. The importance of comprehending the research-based foundations of language teaching, as well as the continuous evolution of pedagogical practices, cannot be overstated. With this in mind, our conference aspires to serve as a unifying platform for language teacher educators and researchers hailing from various corners of the world. Through illuminating keynote addresses, thought-provoking symposia, and engaging presentations and posters, we aim to foster a dynamic exchange of ideas and knowledge. We extend our warm invitation to both seasoned and emerging language teacher educators and researchers, encouraging them to contribute their insights across the spectrum of pre-service and in-service language teacher education. Following on the success of SLTED2022 in Vienna, we would like to invite you to Brno to participate in SLTED2024.

WHAT'S NEW

  • KEY DATES
  • Call for Papers Opens 16th October 2023
  • Paper and Poster Abstract Submission Opens 1st December 2023
  • Abstract Submission Extended until 11th March 2024
  • Registration with Payment Starts 15th April 2024
  • Conference Days 4th - 6th September 2024
Keynotes
Workshop

Video-tagging for reflection-on-interaction: bridging the research-practice gap in second language teacher development

This hands-on workshop takes a guided discovery approach to the analysis of classroom interactions using lesson videos and will facilitate “noticing” of and discussions on interactional and pedagogical phenomena in language classrooms.

 

Olcay Sert is a Professor of (English) language education at Mälardalen University, Sweden. His research deals with (TESOL) classroom discourse, L2 interaction, and language teacher education. He is the editor of Classroom Discourse, an international peer-reviewed journal published by Routledge. His first book ‘Social Interaction and L2 Classroom Discourse’ (Edinburg University Press) has been shortlisted for BAAL Book Prize 2016 and was a finalist for the AAAL First Book Award 2017. His articles appeared in the Modern Language Journal, System, and Cambridge Journal of Education.

 

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Initial English language teacher training – Time to tinker around the edges or change completely?

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ORGANISING COMMITTEE

The conference is organized by a team from DEAS (Department of English and American Studies) at the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, Brno) with the support of other language departments with programmes in language teacher education.

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    • Jitka Sedláčková
    • Nicola Catherine Fořtová
    • Linda Nepivodová
    • Thomas Rankin
    • Vendula Matochová
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