Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Conference season

I just received the following list of conferences from a JALT newsletter:

PAC 2010 / Korea Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (KOTESOL)   

October 16-17, 2010   
Seoul, South Korea

English Teaching Association of the Republic of China (ETA-ROC)   
November 12-14, 2010   
Taipei, Taiwan

Thailand TESOL (ThaiTESOL)
January 21-22, 2011
Chiang Mai, Thailand

CamTESOL Conference (Cambodia)  
February 26-27, 2011  
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)  
March 16-19, 2011  
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language
April 15-19, 2011
Brighton, UK

I have never been to a conference outside of Japan, so I'm really interested in heading to KoTESOL or Thai TESOL (I can't make the others as I have other plans). IATEFL or TESOL would also be nice, but might be outside of my budget for this year ;)

Does anyone have any advice as to which of these would be most interesting?


Adi Afzal Ahmad said...

Hi Ben,

Like yourself, I've never been to conferences outside of Malaysia so I'm unable to answer your question as to which would be the best conference to attend. Having said that, I hope I'll be able to attend either Thai Tesol Conference 2011 (in January 2011) or FLLT 2011 (in March 2011)( I'm trying to submit an abstract to Thai Tesol but the homepage appears to be non-existent. It's taking such a long time to load. Anyhow, I feel it's good for us to experience going to conferences outside of M'sia/Japan for a change. :)

sendaiben said...

Hi Adi

Thanks for the comment, and for the link to FLLT 2011. It looks pretty interesting and there's still time to apply.

Maybe I'll see you there!