Keynotes & Programme

The programme includes keynotes, workshops, presentations and posters. The individual sessions will be listed here.

programme overview

Wednesday, 04. 09. 2024, 09:00 - Friday, 06. 09.2024, 13:00


Second Language Teacher Education: Inspiring Creativity, Cultivating Excellence



Sarah Mercer is a Professor of Foreign Language Teaching at the University of Graz, Austria, where she is Head of ELT methodology. Her research interests include all aspects of the psychology surrounding the foreign language learning experience. She is the author, co-author and co-editor of several books in this area. She has served as Principal Investigator on several funded research projects, has worked on the editorial board of various journals, was co-editor of System for several years, is co-editor of Multilingual Matters’ Psychology of Language Learning and Teaching book series, is currently vice-president of IAPLL, and is an ambassador for IATEFL.

Keynote: The forgotten faces: Moving language teacher educators in from the shadows

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Steve Mann (Professor of Applied Linguistics) currently works at the Department of Applied Linguistics at the University of Warwick. He has experience in Hong Kong, Japan and Europe in both English language teaching and teacher development. He has published various books including ‘Innovations in Pre-service Teacher Education’ (British Council); ‘Reflective Practice in English Language Teaching: Research-Based Principles and Practices’ (Routledge); The Handbook of Language Teacher Education (Routledge); and The Research Interview (Palgrave). His research covers the areas of reflective practice, the use of technology in teacher development, qualitative research, and spoken interaction. He tries to swim in a pool, a lake, a river or the sea most days.

Keynote: Video as a Reflective Tool for Teacher Development

Nayr Correia Ibrahim is an English Subject Pedagogy Associate Professor at Nord University, Norway. She holds an MA in TEFL and a PhD in trilingualism, triliteracy and identity. Nayr participated in various EU projects on multilingualism, including reviewing the Key Competencies for Lifelong Learning (2018). Nayr is a member of the Research Group for Children’s Literature in ELT (CLELT) and was the local coordinator for the ICEPELL project. Nayr is on the executive committee for the newly-launched Early Language Learning Research Association (ELLRA). Her publications include the award-winning, Teaching children how to learn, Delta Publishing. Her research interests include early language learning, multiliteracies, multilingualism and interculturality, language and identity, learning to learn, children’s literature and rights.

Keynote: Mapping multilingual identities in teacher education: from language teachers to activists for multilingualism

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