LINGUIST List 27.4973

Tue Dec 06 2016

Calls: English, Applied Ling/Tunisia

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <>

Date: 04-Dec-2016
From: lamia Bach Baoueb <>
Subject: Professionalism in ELT
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Full Title: Professionalism in ELT

Date: 03-Mar-2017 - 04-Mar-2017
Location: Hammamet, Tunisia
Contact Person: lamia Bach Baoueb
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2017

Meeting Description:

Nowadays, professional status can no longer be confined to traditional groups such as the medical or business professions. Being a professional implies the ownership, mastery and use of customized knowledge of members of a community of practice as a key to their success. For decades, stakeholders in English language teaching (ELT) have focused on the linguistic knowledge and pedagogical skills of language instructors. However, teaching will only be respected as a professional industry if teachers demonstrate a mastery of the language taught and if they play their mediating roles between theoretical demands and classroom practices in an efficient way. Professionalism in applied linguistics is associated with teacher respect by society and other stakeholders in their educational system for the quality of the service they deliver.

ELT professionals should invest time in developing curricula, planning lessons and implementing them in the intended way according to standards and benchmarks.

In this context Tunisia TESOL Fourth International Conference paves the way for a thought –provoking debate about the core values of professionalism in TESOL between Stakeholders for the ELT sector in Tunisia and the world.

Call for Papers:

Tunisia TESOL 4th International Conference on Professionalism in ELT
Hammamet –Tunisia
3-4 March 2017

Proposals for presentation, workshops, case studies, and posters are welcome and may focus on, but are not limited to the following topics:

- Professionalism and continuous and professional development in ELT
- Professional preparation for the ELT classroom
- Language assessment literacy
- Teaching as a profession (the problem of definition(s), conceptual models of “professionalism” arising / changing professional criteria, skills, attitudes, the teacher as a lifelong learner)
- Different perceptions of professionalism in teaching
- Professional skills and “expertise” in teaching
- Professionalism in ELT and emerging Professional Development needs in a global world (the challenges)
- “Teacher professionalism” in teacher education
- Professional standards across ELT contexts
- Online communities and professional self-development
- Developing the professional teacher: advising/coaching/mentoring and evaluating teachers
- The self-directed teacher

Abstracts, not exceeding 200 words, should be addressed to:

Important Dates:

Deadline of abstract submission: Sunday 15 January 2017 (midnight)
Notifications of acceptance: 15 January 2017

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