Get your 2018 CPD off to a good start with the English UK Academic Conference

Whether you're a teacher or manage teachers, there's something for everyone at English UK's new Academic Conference. Our flexible two-day programme allows you to attend it all, or choose between the specialist days for teachers or managers.

Seeking departmental CPD or some personal inspiration? Everything you need is here, with themes including using research, performance management, classroom differentiation and supporting students with additional needs. Book before the end of the year £180 for the full event.

Friday is focussed on academic management

The opening day, Friday 19 January, is aimed at academic managers. Opening the day is consultant Michael Carrier, formerly of the British Council and International House, who will talk about Reasons to be Cheerful, looking at new markets, niches, and innovation. Closing the day is Hannah Alexander-Wright, who will lead an interactive session on coaching for managers, giving practical advice on how to lead teams effectively.

Elective sessions during the day include...

  • Magdalena Salawa on creating and evaluating Young Learner materials
  • Varinder Unlu on ensuring workplace equality
  • Viv Canal on the joy of classroom observations
  • Chris Edgoose on making supported experiment cycles work
  • Shanel Summers discussing how to encourage teachers to use technology meaningfully
  • Vic Richardson on performance management versus performance development.

And Saturday concentrates on classroom practice

Saturday 20 January is the teacher-facing day, with opening plenary and an elective session from linguistic guru Professor David Crystal, and the closing speech from Catherine Walter of Oxford University's Centre for Research on English Medium Instruction. Teachers will also be talking about their Action Research projects arising from the English UK/Cambridge English Language Assessment scheme. Themes for the day include supporting students with additional needs and teaching mixed ability classrooms.

Delegates will be able to attend three elective sessions, with a wide choice of talks in each one, including:

  • Anna Young on getting students to write little and often
  • Anne Margaret Smith on identifying specific learning difficulties
  • Chris Farrell on training and development for CLIL and EAP
  • Danny Norrington-Davies on encouraging discovery and discussion with lower level learners
  • David Crystal on language and the internet
  • Hugh Dellar on ELF and other fairy tales
  • Adam Scott on achieving phonology's potential in the ELT classroom
  • Edward de Chazal on differentiating EAP
  • Fiona Aish and Jo Tomlinson on teaching mixed ability IELTS classes
  • Simon Dunton on integrating, not "othering' in the EFL classroom
  • Aida Sahutoglu on teaching English to Russian speakers
  • Andy Johnson on managing millennials
  • Ben Beaumont on building teachers' assessment literacy through structured video CPD
  • Jason Anderson on effective differentiation through co-operative learning
  • Jon Betts on the inclusive classroom and accommodating specific learning differences
  • Sarka Kreuzova on teaching reading skills

Book now to be sure of your place – and to have something to look forward to in the New Year. And, if you book before the end of the year the price is just £180 for the full event.

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