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 10, 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.

Participant Profile

The 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. This is a conference with a programme of EFL talks and workshops, and provides an opportunity to see the latest EFL publications from a breadth of publishers. The needs of Young Learners will be addressed in the Young Learners SIG (Special Interest Group) sessions.

The conference starts on Saturday 23 March with six Pre-Conference Events (PCEs). The four day conference runs from Sunday 24 March to Wednesday 27 March 20902.

Further information can be obtained from:
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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 Young Learner Specialist Input: during this seminar there will be presentations given by specialists in specific focus areas of ELT for young learners. 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