THE 2nd INTERNATIONAL VietTESOL CONFERENCE, Hanoi, 27th November 2015

Call for Papers Hanoi National University of Education is delighted to invite all those working in the field of English Language Teaching (ELT), or those who have an interest in this field, to submit an abstract for the 2nd International VietTESOL Conference, TRANSFORMING ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDUCATION IN THE ERA OF GLOBALISATION, to be held in Hanoi on 27th November 2015.
Intended audience

The conference intends to link the following groups of participants:
- Teachers of English from all parts of Vietnam at primary, secondary, and high school levels;
- Lecturers from universities and colleges;
- Interested educators and researchers in the fields of English language education;
- Administrators of English language schools and universities;
- Senior officials and representatives of the Ministry of Education and Training and other institutions;
- Representatives from the British Council, the U.S. Embassy, the Australian Embassy, the New Zealand Embassy, the Canadian Embassy, Cengage, IDP.

The 2nd International VietTESOL Conference aims to:
1. Enhance Vietnamese teachers’ capabilities of skills in English language education and research in the Vietnamese educational context, which serves the mission of preparing Vietnam for a more effective process of globalization;
2. Create a professional forum for Vietnamese and international TESOL practitioners to exchange experiences and develop ideas for research on innovative practices in the field of ELT in Vietnam and around the world;
3. Promote contextual and cultural understanding for more productive exchange of ideas and innovations among ELT professionals;
4. Achieve the Vietnam National Foreign Languages Project 2020’s aims for the academic year 2015 – 2016 with an emphasis on the innovation of curricula, testing and assessment nationwide.

Conference Sub-themes

Sub-theme 1: Media and technology in English language teaching and learning
- E-learning;
- Using media and technology in ELT;
- Exploiting Internet resources in ELT;
- Using social networks in English learning and teaching.

Sub-theme 2: Contemporary issues in English teaching and learning
- Developing English language skills and components;
- Classroom practicalities: testing and assessment, lesson planning, classroom management;
- Materials/ course design and development;
- Developing communication skills, teamwork skills, problem solving skills, critical and creative thinking skills;
- Creativity in English classrooms;
- Teaching English to young learners;
- Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL).

Sub-theme 3: Cultural issues in English language teaching and learning
- Cultural differences in English teaching and learning;
- Cultural awareness in ELT;
- Culturally responsive teaching.

Sub-theme 4: Professional development
- Reflective practice;
- Teacher learning;
- Teachers and learners’ identities;
- Building communities of practice.

Presentation Format
Paper Presentation: 15 minutes including Q&A session
Interactive Workshop: 30 minutes of practical teaching activities including Q&A session
Poster Gallery: posters will be displayed during the conference

Important dates

Deadline for abstract submission :   31st August 2015
Notification of abstract acceptance: 1st October 2015
Deadline for presenter registration: 15th October 2015
Deadline for submission of full papers for conference proceedings: 20th October 2015
Deadline for participant registration: 20th November 2015

Submission and registration can be made at:

Contact information

VietTESOL Organising Committee,
Faculty of English, Hanoi National University of Education
Room 112, Building D3, 136 Xuan Thuy, Cau Giay, Hanoi
Or Ms. Nguyen Tam Trang: +84913087099

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