27.4973, Calls: English, Applied Ling/Tunisia

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Subject: 27.4973, Calls: English, Applied Ling/Tunisia

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Date: Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:32:15
From: lamia Bach Baoueb [lamia_bachbaoueb at yahoo.fr]
Subject: Professionalism in ELT

Full Title: Professionalism in ELT 

Date: 03-Mar-2017 - 04-Mar-2017
Location: Hammamet, Tunisia 
Contact Person: lamia Bach Baoueb
Meeting Email: ttbigconf2017 at gmail.com

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics 

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2017 

Meeting Description:

Nowadays, professional status can no longer be confined to traditional groups
such as the medical or business professions. Being a professional implies the
ownership, mastery and use of customized knowledge of members of a community
of practice as a key to their success. For decades, stakeholders in English
language teaching (ELT) have focused on the linguistic knowledge and
pedagogical skills of language instructors. However, teaching will only be
respected as a professional industry if teachers demonstrate a mastery of the
language taught and if they play their mediating roles between theoretical
demands and classroom practices in an efficient way. Professionalism in
applied linguistics is associated with teacher respect by society and other
stakeholders in their educational system for the quality of the service they

ELT professionals should invest time in developing curricula, planning lessons
and implementing them in the intended way according to standards and

In this context Tunisia TESOL Fourth International Conference paves the way
for a thought –provoking debate about the core values of professionalism in
TESOL between Stakeholders for the ELT sector in Tunisia and the world.

Call for Papers:

Tunisia TESOL 4th International Conference on Professionalism in ELT
Hammamet –Tunisia
3-4 March 2017

Proposals for presentation, workshops, case studies, and posters are welcome
and may focus on, but are not limited to the following topics:

- Professionalism and continuous and professional development in ELT 
- Professional preparation for the ELT classroom 
- Language assessment literacy 
- Teaching as a profession (the problem of definition(s), conceptual models of
“professionalism” arising / changing professional criteria, skills, attitudes,
the teacher as a lifelong learner)
- Different perceptions of professionalism in teaching 
- Professional skills and “expertise” in teaching 
- Professionalism in ELT and emerging Professional Development needs in a
global world (the challenges)
- “Teacher professionalism” in teacher education 
- Professional standards across ELT contexts
- Online communities and professional self-development 
- Developing the professional teacher: advising/coaching/mentoring and
evaluating teachers
- The self-directed teacher

Abstracts, not exceeding 200 words, should be addressed to:
ttbigconf2017 at gmail.com

Important Dates:
Deadline of abstract submission: Sunday 15 January 2017 (midnight)
Notifications of acceptance: 15 January 2017


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