53rd Annual International IATEFL Conference and Exhibition

Liverpool, UK 2nd-5th April 2019

Join us for IATEFL Online - live coverage of 2019 IATEFL Conference.

If you can't attend this year’s IATEFL Conference, follow the event online! The sessions below will be available live and on-demand via this page

Our IATEFL Online coverage starts at 09:00am Tuesday 2nd April, 2019.

Watch the conference plenaries and a selection of talks live. 

For updates on IATEFL Online 2019, follow IATEFL Online on twitter @iateflonline.

The IATEFL Online project is a British Council / IATEFL partnership.

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This opening plenary looks at the concept of teacher empowerment and how it may be facilitated.
Speaker(s): Paula Rebolledo
Date: 2 April, 2019 - 09:00 Europe/London
Duration: 80 minutes
This British Council signature event discusses the progress in ELT of the promotion of inclusive practices and key issues for finding...
Speaker(s): Various
Date: 2 April, 2019 - 11:55 Europe/London
Duration: 75 minutes
This talk focuses on how we exploit reading texts and considers both typical comprehension tasks and alternatives.
Speaker(s): Peter Watkins
Date: 2 April, 2019 - 14:10 Europe/London
Duration: 30 minutes
This talk looks at what factors we may need to take into account to meet the individual needs of learners. 
Speaker(s): Carol Griffiths
Date: 2 April, 2019 - 15:55 Europe/London
Duration: 30 minutes
The Hornby scholars talk about challenges in low-resourced areas of the Global South based on their research.
Speaker(s): Various
Date: 2 April, 2019 - 16:55 Europe/London
Duration: 75 minutes
This plenary looks at some of the reasons behind the continued reinforcement of heteronormativity in ELT materials, tests and teacher...
Speaker(s): John Gray
Date: 3 April, 2019 - 09:00 Europe/London
Duration: 60 minutes
In these three talks, the speakers discuss how we can help learners to bridge the gap between what is said and what they hear, explore how...
Speaker(s): Various
Date: 3 April, 2019 - 10:20 Europe/London
Duration: 75 minutes
This Macenta signature event discusses the benefits of teaching life skills to children and the knock-on effects this has.
Speaker(s): Various
Date: 3 April, 2019 - 14:15 Europe/London
Duration: 75 minutes
This talk considers how imposing restrictions on teachers can actually benefit them and generate creativity.
Speaker(s): Rose Aylett
Date: 3 April, 2019 - 16:00 Europe/London
Duration: 30 minutes
This talk looks at key considerations for implementing university language courses that are aimed at Older Adults.
Speaker(s): Marina Gonzalez
Date: 3 April, 2019 - 16:45 Europe/London
Duration: 30 minutes
This plenary reviews the CLIL approach and considers ten characteristics of it and how they can be applied.
Speaker(s): Aleksandra Zaparucha
Date: 4 April, 2019 - 09:00 Europe/London
Duration: 60 minutes
This talk looks at factors involved in creating institutional change and effective teacher development programmes at HE level.
Speaker(s): Zhanna Sevastianova and Simon Borg
Date: 4 April, 2019 - 10:20 Europe/London
Duration: 30 minutes
This talk presents a case study looking at the teacher interaction, use of technology and CPD generated from the videoconferencing-mediated...
Speaker(s): Maricarmen Gamero
Date: 4 April, 2019 - 11:05 Europe/London
Duration: 30 minutes
In these three talks, the speakers look at how critical thinking skills can be taught effectively, consider the outcomes of teaching...
Speaker(s): Various
Date: 4 April, 2019 - 12:05 Europe/London
Duration: 75 minutes
This talk focuses on practical ideas for increasing challenge and engagement for learners through exploiting impersonal topics.
Speaker(s): John Hughes
Date: 4 April, 2019 - 15:20 Europe/London
Duration: 30 minutes
This talk discusses ways to exploit TED talks in the classroom to help learners develop communication as well as listening skills.
Speaker(s): Lewis Lansford
Date: 4 April, 2019 - 16:20 Europe/London
Duration: 30 minutes
This plenary looks at the effects discussions about and language for digital education can have on its implementation.
Speaker(s): Lindsay Clandfield
Date: 5 April, 2019 - 09:00 Europe/London
Duration: 60 minutes
This talk considers how English language teachers can provide learners with the skills they will need for the future.
Speaker(s): Tim Goodier and Mike Mayor
Date: 5 April, 2019 - 10:20 Europe/London
Duration: 30 minutes
This talk looks at oracy skills, what they encompass and practical ways to teach them.
Speaker(s): Anil Bayir
Date: 5 April, 2019 - 11:05 Europe/London
Duration: 30 minutes
This closing plenary looks at some of the challenges the ELT industry faces in the future.
Speaker(s): Katherine Bilsborough, Evan Frendo, Amol Padwad, Mercedes Viola
Date: 5 April, 2019 - 13:05 Europe/London
Duration: 70 minutes