On Thursday 9 and Friday 10 February 2017, the British Council partners with TESOL International Association to bring you a webcast of the Summit on the Future of the TESOL Profession, for English language teachers and decision-makers worldwide. We encourage you, as professionals and experts in English language teaching, to join and contribute to the discussion live online, as well as to share with your networks.

The summit will be broadcast live from Athens, Greece on the summit website.

The summit brings 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. You can participate in this important discussion by tuning in and sharing your own experiences, using the live programme below.

Thursday 9 February

09.00am - 12.30pm Athens EET (find out what time this is where you are)

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)

Presentations will be followed by roundtable discussion, sessions summary and Q&A.

14.00 - 16.30 Athens EET (find out what time this is where you are)

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)

Presentations will be followed by roundtable discussion, sessions summary and Q&A.

Friday 10 February

09.00am - 12.00pm Athens EET (find out what time this is in your country)

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)

Presentations will be followed by roundtable discussion, sessions summary and Q&A.

 

13.30pm - 17.30pm Athens EET (find out what time this is in your country)

The Profession as a Change Agent

Three guiding principle presentations from:

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

Presentations will be followed by roundtable discussion, sessions summary and Q&A.

Join colleagues from around the world for the live stream and participate in the discussions through live chat or via Twitter using the hashtag #TESOLsummit.

Comments and questions from the live chat and Twitter will be addressed during the in-person Q&A. 

To participate in the live chat, you will need to sign in with a Google account. To create a Google Account, go to the Create your Google Account page. Find help with creating a Google account.

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