A sudden need has risen to revise and evaluate the current teaching methods used for English Language Teaching, to see which method is the most effective for learning a language and culture. This event promises to be a time to re examine the best practices for Bilingual Education and ELT/ELL strategies for the classroom.
- Follow up on the identification and comparison of prevalent BE modalities in the region started in the 2009 Consultation and continued in 2012
- Identify the methods that are most effective for ELL for the new generation.
- Share experiences, best practices and effective strategies for ELT
- Effective Bilingual Education in Different Continents
- Effective ELT Practices in Bilingual Schools: A look inside the classroom
TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION
- Teacher recruitment and professional development
- Bilingual models, curriculum and teaching material
- Accreditation process for bilingual schools (revision on the indicators)
- Forum: Effective ELT methods for the new generation
Dr. Alan Seaman
Wheaton College Graduate School
Dr. Seaman serves as a professor of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) in the Wheaton College Graduate School, where he is the director of the M.A. in TESOL degree program. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and over 25 years of experience as a teacher and teacher educator. Alan worked as a high school English/ESL teacher, as the coordinator of an English program for a university, and as an English language teacher in Egypt and China. He has traveled to present teacher training workshops for Christian school teachers in over 20 countries and he has published articles and materials in the areas of second language testing, English language program design, and ESL classroom teaching methods. As the senior editor and an author for Passport to Adventure (Purposeful Design Publications), Alan has been involved in the development of this ACSI-sponsored textbook series over the past seven years.
School Directors and Administrators, Deans, Academic Coordinators, ESL/EFL professors and specialists, and Curriculum Coordinators.