Watch recordings from talks at the TESOL Summit 2017 on the future of the profession.

On Thursday 9 and Friday 10 February 2017, the British Council partnered with TESOL International Association to webcast a Summit on the Future of the TESOL Profession, for English language teachers and decision-makers worldwide. 

The summit brought together over 220 delegates from ministries of education, teacher education programmes and key organisations representing 64 countries to participate in four roundtable discussions on four key themes for the future of the profession. 

Futurology

What are the mega-trends (political, economic, social, intercultural, legal, and digital) and how do they impact English and English language education?

Three guiding principle presentations from:

  • Sue Garton (Inquiry)
  • Asmaa Abu Mezied (Equity)
  • Greg Kessler (Professionalism)

Watch recordings of each 15-minute presentation on the theme of Futurology

English in Multilingualism

How can linguistic diversity be leveraged while teaching English, and what best practices allow teachers to incorporate the languages of their students into their daily professional practices?

Three guiding principle presentations from:

  • Li Wei (Inquiry)
  • Joseph Lo Bianco (Equity)
  • Robinah Kyeyune (Professionalism)

Watch recordings of each 15-minute presentation on the theme of English in Multilingualism

Reimagining English Competence

How can we overcome the native speaker as the standard and address the changing realities of English language use around the world, both with regard to students’ needs for English and to teachers’ needs for proficiency in English?

Three guiding principle presentations from:

  • Anne Katz (Inquiry)
  • Giselle Lundy-Ponce (Equity)
  • Ahmar Mahboob (Professionalism)

Watch recordings of each 15-minute presentation on the theme of Reimagining English Competence

The Profession as a Change Agent

Three guiding principle presentations from:

  • Constant Leung (Inquiry)
  • Franklin Tellez (Equity)
  • Misty Adoniou (Professionalism)

Watch recordings of each 15-minute presentation on the theme of The Profession as a Change Agent.

 

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