“Connecting Professionally on ELT in Asia: Crossing the Bridge to Excellence” to be held 30 June – 2 July 2016

May 24, 2016
The 14th Asia TEFL and 11th FEELTA international conference places emphasis on working towards expertise in English Language Teaching through being connected professionally in Asia and worldwide. Professional networks link teachers from a variety of educational contexts, helping to foster research, advance expertise and update knowledge. We invite educators and scholars, policy makers and practitioners to collaborate and share pedagogical theories, excellent teaching ideas and relevant practices developed in diverse ELT contexts.The Far Eastern English Language Teachers’ Association (FEELTA) is a professional organization founded in 1995. Its mission is to strengthen the teaching and learning of English in the Russian Far East, to promote the professional development of EFL teachers, to support networking with colleagues all over the world, and to give access to the latest EFL resources.

The ‘bridge’ metaphor in our theme is inspired by the conference venue. The FEFU campus is located on Russky Island “across the bridge” from the mainland. It also refers to new horizons and perspectives in the field of ELT that we discover when we “cross the bridge” to explore pioneering teaching ideas and stimulating experiences.

Conference Subtopics

We invite papers on the following subtopics in ELT:

  • Education and language policy
  • EFL teaching methods
  • ELT curriculum and syllabus design
  • Materials writing
  • Teacher education and professional development
  • Assessment and evaluation
  • Linguistics
  • English in the Pacific Rim countries
  • Intercultural communication and cultural awareness
  • Teaching literature and the arts
  • IT in language education
  • Interpreting and translation
  • Other Languages
  • Global Issues in Language Education
  • Area Studies
  • Other related areas

FEELTA – 2016