Sound advice on how to approach a conference – particularly with TESOL Spain only three days away!

Sandy Millin

This is the summary of the first #eltchat on Wednesday 14th March 2012. To find out exactly what #eltchat is, click here.

With IATEFL 2012 fast approaching and in the midst of the spring conference season, this #eltchat was aimed at helping both those who can and can’t attend conferences to get the maximum possible benefit from them.

Before you go

Try to research the people and organisations who will be there. Find people on Twitter if possible – this should make it easier to recognise new faces.

Research speakers you plan to see – this will help you to decide which sessions to attend.

Make sure your bags aren’t too full – there is always something which you must buy!

While you’re there

Go to sessions you’re most interested in, not just because you feel you SHOULD go to a certain session. Do you really want…

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Upcoming Event

Upcoming Event

On 8th – 10th November, the 29th Jornadas TEA conference will be held in Puerta de la Cruz, Tenerife, organised by TEA, the association of English teachers in the Canaries.

You can find further information at the following link:

http://teacanarias.es/images/PDF/PROGRAMAXXIXJornadasTEA2012.pdf

GRETA Annual Conference, Granada

GRETA Annual Conference, Granada

I’m just returning home from Granada, where I have been attending the GRETA Annual Conference. It has been a very positive experience, with many interesting talks on a wide variety of topics related to teaching English and particularly CLIL. More information on the talks will shortly be available from the GRETA website, http://www.gretaassociation.org