Monday, September 27, 2010

upcoming conferences in Taiwan

For any readers who are in Taiwan, you might be interested in hearing about two upcoming conferences.

The first is at National Cheng Chi University (Taipei), on October 16th, 2010. You can read more about the conference on the NCCU website:

4th Conference on College English - College English Programs: Design and implementation

Scott Sommers, a university instructor and blogger in Taiwan, had this to say about the conference:

I attended this conference last year. It was excellent - easily the best conference I have attended in Taiwan. If you are curious about the conference scene or interested in presenting, this is the number one ELT conference I recommend.

Another conference worth attending is the ETA - ROC 19th International Symposium on Language Teaching (Taipei) on November 12-14, 2010. This year, some familiar names (David Nunan, William Grabe, Stephen Krashen, Neil Anderson, Fredricka Stoller) will be presenting. You can see a complete program for the conference here:

ETA - ROC 19th International Symposium on Language Teaching

On the subject of conferences, Alex Case has some unbeatable advice for making it worthwhile:

Attending TESOL Conferences by Alex Case

Jeremy Harmer has some similar suggestions on his blog:

What Makes a Good Conference? by Jeremy Harmer

Finally, if you're giving a talk, Andrew Wright has some good ideas here:

Some notes on giving talks at conferences by Andrew Wright