TESOL-NELTA Regional Conference and Symposium 2019, Nepal

Conference Outline

Date: November 20-23, 2019 Day 1 : November 20, 2019 TESOL Symposium Schedule: 7:30 am -   9:00 am       Registration 9:00 am -   10:00 am     Welcome 10:00 am - 10:15 am     Break 10:15 am - 12:00 am     Concurrent Sessions:1 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm      Lunch 1:00 pm-     2:45 pm     Concurrent Sessions: 2 2:45 pm -    3:00 pm     Break 3:00 pm -    4:45 pm     Concurrent Sessions: 3 5:00 pm -    5:30 pm     Closing Day 2-4: November 21-23, 2019

Conference Day One: November 21, 2019, Thursday

7:00 – 8:00                  Registration and Refreshments

8:15 – 9:30                  Inaugural Ceremony (Buddha Hall)

9:35 – 10:30                Key Speech 1: Prof. Dr. Alan Maley - The Ecology of Educational Revolution (Buddha Hall)

10:35 – 11:30              Key Speech 2: Dr. Willy A Renandya - Learner Engagement in L2 Learning: An Ecological Perspective (Buddha Hall)

11:45 – 12:40              Key Speech 3: Prof. Lia D. Kamhi-Stein - From Methods to an Ecological Approach to Language Teaching (Buddha Hall)

12:40 – 1:40                Lunch

1:45 – 2:10                  Concurrent Session 1

1:45 – 2:40                  Interaction with British Council Nepal: Tips for completing the Hornby Scholarship Application form (Jetavan Hall) for registered participants only

2:15 – 2:40                  Concurrent Session 2

2:50 – 3:35                  Plenary 1: Dr. Tamas Kiss – Ecology, Creativity, and Language Play (Indu Hall)

Plenary 2: Prof. Dr. Arifa Rahman - Global Issues and Local Contexts: A Case for Materials Design (Prateek Hall)

Plenary 3: Dr. Ramnita Saini Sharda - Climate Change and the Changing Paradigms of English Language Teaching (Jetavan Hall)

3:40 – 4:40                  Panel Discussion: Three-language Multilingualism: Privileging Languages or Creating Language Ecology? (Moderator: Dr. Ganga Ram Gautam; Chairperson: Prof. Dr. Ajay Sareen; Panelists: Prof. Alan Maley, Prof. Dr. Arifa Rahman, Prof. Dr. Zakia Sarwar, and Dr. Lav Deo Awasthi) (Buddha Hall)

4:45 – 5:30                  DAV Cultural Show

Conference Day Two: November 22, 2019, Friday

 

7:45 – 08:10                Tea Time

08:15 – 09:10              Key Speech 4: Prof. Dr. Jai Raj Awasthi - Ecopedagogy and English Language Teaching in Nepal (Buddha Hall)

09:15 – 10:10              Key Speech 5: Ryan Brux: Planning with Purpose: Key Components for Delivering an Effective English Immersion Camp (Buddha Hall)

 

10:15 – 10:45              Meeting with RELO, US Embassy, Nepal: for RELO sponsored participants (Jetavan Hall)

 

10: 35 – 11:00              Concurrent Session 3

 

10:35 – 11: 35             Interactive Language Fair (ILF) and Poster Presentation coordinated by Prof. Dr. Laxman Gnawali (Indu Hall)

11: 05 – 11:30             Concurrent Session 4

11:40 – 12:25              Plenary 4: Curtis Chan: Making Digital Content Work for You (Jetavan Hall)

                                    Plenary 5: Prof. Dr. Govinda Raj Bhattarai: Immense Power of English Language: Shall Our Teachers Exploit or Avoid It? (Prateek Hall)

12:30– 1:30                  Lunch

1:35 – 2:20                  Plenary 6: Dr. Jovan Ilic - Should Primary Nepali Classrooms use English as the Medium of Instruction? (Prateek Hall)

Plenary 7: Prof. Dr. Richmond Stroupe - Teaching English in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts: Strategies for Effective Teachers (Jetavan Hall)

Plenary 8: Dr. Ganga Ram Gautam - Introspective Zooming in on English Language Teacher Education Curriculum (Indu Hall)

2:30 – 2:55                  Concurrent Session 5

3:05 – 3:50                  Plenary 9: Dr. Gopal Prasad Pandey - Are We Ready to Teach English in a Digital Age?  (Indu Hall)

Plenary 10: Mr. Hemanta Raj Dahal - Post-modernism on the Move: Navigating Strategies in ESL Pedagogy (Prateek Hall)

Plenary 11: Mr. Bishwa Raj Gautam - Integrating Ecological Approach to ELT (Jetavan Hall)

 

4:00 – 5:00                  NELTA AGM (NELTA Members only) (Buddha Hall)

 

Conference Day Three: November 23, 2019, Saturday

7:45 – 08:10                Tea Time

08:15 – 09:10              Key Speech 6: Prof. Dr. Vishnu Singh Rai - Ecological Education and Nepali English Teachers (Buddha Hall)

09:25 - 10:20               Key Speech 7: Prof. Dr. Abhi Subedi - Imbrication of ELT and Ecology (Buddha Hall)

10:25 – 11:20              Key Speech 8: Jennifer Borch: Courageous Classrooms in the 21st Century: Daring Greatly to Bring out the Best in our Students (Buddha Hall)

11: 30 – 11:55             Concurrent Session 6

12:00 – 01:00              Lunch

1:05 – 01:50                Plenary 12: Prof. Dr. Zakia Sarwar: The Relevance of Learner Autonomy in EFL Contexts (Prateek Hall)

Plenary 13: Prof. Dr. Aymen Elsheikh - An Ecological Approach to Language Teachers’ Professional Identity (Jetavan Hall)

Plenary 14: David Perrodin - Does International Teacher Training Influence Teacher Self-Efficacy? (Indu Hall)

02:00 – 2:25                Concurrent Session 7

02:30 – 02:55              Concurrent Session 8

03:05 – 03:50              Plenary 15: Prof. Dr. Z. N. Patil - Indian English: A Product of Language Contact (Prateek Hall)

Plenary 16: Dr. Joshua Jodoin - Language Education for Sustainable Development: Lessons Learned From a Case Study in Japanese Higher Education (Jetavan Hall)

                                    Plenary 17: Prof. Dr. Laxman Gnawali: An Ecological Perspective of Integrated Curriculum for ELT (Indu Hall)

4:00 – 5:00                  Closing Ceremony (Buddha Hall)

 

 

Regional Conference schedule can be downloaded here.


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Location: Malla Hotel, Thamel, Kathmandu
From : 27th August, 2020

To : 27th August, 2020

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