The Management of Introducing ELT to Younger Learners (0123)

Venue: York

Location: York,

Event Date/Time: Mar 17, 2002 End Date/Time: Mar 22, 2002
Registration Date: Mar 05, 2002
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English is being introduced to younger learners in many countries world-wide. This introduction of the earlier learning of English raises serious issues in many pedagogical areas including: curriculum change; teacher development and training; materials development and publication; assessment and evaluation procedures and the management of transitional changes throughout any new programme.

This seminar will explore all of these issues through structured group focus sessions and presentations by well-known specialists in the young learner field. This seminar will be intensive and there may be one or two evening sessions.

Main Topics will Include:

 Managing changes in teacher development
 Managing changes in materials provision
 Exploring the field of TEYL: the issues arising from change
 Managing changes in teacher training
 Managing curriculum changes
 Managing changes in assessment and evaluation procedures

Each day, within the topic focus, the seminar will look at case-studies, compare participant situations, issues, problems & solutions and create strategies for addressing some of these issues.

This seminar will be of interest to senior decision and policy makers, budget-holders and those whose responsibilities may include the management of change within the ELT field, including members of education ministries, advisors, trainers, examiners and materials publishers and providers.

Link with the IATEFL Annual Conference, York 23-27 March 2002

This seminar has been timed to end the day before the beginning of the annual IATEFL conference (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language) which will be held in York from Saturday 23 March to Wednesday 27 March 2002.


Additional Information

Event Director: Annie Hughes Assistant Director at the EFL Unit, Department of Educational Studies, University of York, is Director of the MA in TEYL and all trainer training and teacher training programmes in the EFL Unit. She was the Event Director of the British Council Summer School, held annually at the University of York, on teaching English to young learners. She is a consultant on TEYL for the BBC World Service, consultant and trainer for various ministries of Education and the British Council world-wide and a member of the UCLES committee on teaching young learners. Co-author of several course books and teachers resource titles including Carousel 1& 2 (Penguin Longman), Treasure Trail 3 & 4(Penguin), 100 Plus Ideas for Children (Heinemann) and Carnival of Songs (Cornelson Verlag), Annie is also author of various articles for advisors, trainers and teachers in the TEYL field. Contributors are expected to include: Coralyn Bradshaw EYL Consultant, Teacher Trainer and Materials Writer, Spain Maria Jose Lobo Lecturer, Teacher Trainer and Materials Writer, Barcelona, Spain Audrey McIlvain EYL consultant, Early Years Specialist, Teacher Trainer, Materials Writer and Counsellor, Scarborough, UK Heide Neimann Teacher Trainer and Materials Writer, Hanover, Germany Shelagh Rixon Lecturer and Materials Writer, Centre for English Language Teaching, University of Warwick, UK Simon Smith ELT Consultant and Teacher Trainer, Norwich, UK