Conference in Vietnam

Promoting Effective Change in the Language Classroom was the theme of a successful conference the School recently co-hosted in Vietnam, along withjm-standing the Ho Chi Minh University of Education.

The conference brought together English language teachers and language teacher educators from Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Japan and elsewhere for a day and a half of stimulating discussion.

It was also a great opportunity to meet up with past & present postgraduate students from the School, and with friends from across the region. These included a group representing the Extensive Reading Foundation, who conducted a series of parallel sessions focussing on extensive reading with the aim of promoting this activity in the Vietnamese context.

One of the reasons for the conference was to celebrate our partnering with HCMUE to offer our MA in TESOL to Vietnamese students. On the basis of these two days – you can gjn-presentinget a 5 minute taste of the conference here – it’s going to be a great relationship!

John Macalister

John Macalister’s research interests include second language reading and writing, issues in language learning and New Zealand English. He teaches courses in language teaching methodology (reading and writing), and curriculum design.

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