Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Sponsorship -- Fully registered participants will get free attendance and free accomodation

For readers of this blog, I wish to share an announcement of an excellent conference.

If you want to promote the Postman Questions, this might be an interesting place to start.   What questions are appropriate for younger learners?   That is the key question that I plan to focus on in my presentation.  How can we combine the experience of Montessori and Sudbury with Neil Postman's subversive questions?

Teaching languages to younger learners... hmmmm

Here is the conference info

Dear Colleagues,
We are pleased to announce that The International Conference on Teaching Languages to Young Learners will be held in Ephesus, Turkey on 16-18 May, 2017. This conference will be organized as part of the SBATEYL: A Web and School-based Professional Development Project for Foreign Language Teachers of Young Learners” funded by the European Commission under Erasmus + Key Action 2 program.
Project Web Site: 

Conference Web Site: www.sbateyl2017.org
The conference will be convened at the beautiful Palm Wings Ephesus Hotel, Ephesus - Turkey. We believe the venue and timing of the event is as charming as the idea of sharing and disseminating our work. The conference hotel is a gorgeous five star luxurious resort, operating on an all-inclusive basis for our presenters' joy and comfort. Ephesus and the region should also be extremely pleasant and fragrant in this merry month of May. We believe our participants will be able to find plenty to do in their free times.
We are therefore pleased to organize The International Conference on Teaching Languages to Young Learners to bring theoreticians, researchers, and practitioners together to discuss the issues surrounding the area of early language teaching. We would like to welcome researchers, teacher educators, ESL/EFL experts, and practitioners from across the globe to submit papers to report their research findings; explore issues related to early language teaching; and share their classroom practices to foster the professional development of early language teachers and accordingly their classroom teaching practices in primary schools.
We are also glad to have very distinguished scholars in the area of child second language acquisition, early language teaching and learning as plenary speakers in our conference. The plenary speakers are:
Helena Curtain, University of Wisconsin, USA
Belma Haznedar, Boğaziçi University, Turkey
Fiona Copland, University of Stirling, United Kingdom
Graham Hall, Northumbria University, United Kingdom 
Yasemin Kırkgöz, Çukurova University, Turkey
We are also pleased to announce that the first 60 fully registered international participants of the GlobELT 2017 Conference (www.globeltconference.com ;18-21 May 2017) will be granted free attendance and accommodation at The International Conference on Teaching Languages to Young Learners 2017, Palm Wings Hotel, Ephesus, Turkey. All-inclusive accommodation and registration fees will be fully covered by EU Funds, thus making attending GlobELT and The International Conference on Teaching Languages to Young Learners an enticing 2-in-1 academic feast.  
I hope you will not miss on this golden opportunity in a unique venue.
Hope to see you in Ephesus in May!
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hacer Hande UYSAL
Conference Chair