Event Title

Current Issues in English Language Teaching

Presenter Information

David Deubelbeiss

Session

Education and Development

Description

English language teaching has experienced many changes and challenges since its formal inception as a separate field of education. Our current time is no exception and given the pandemic many issues now starkly confront English language institutions, schools and teachers.

This talk will review the most prominent trends and contentious issues facing English language teaching now and in the years to come. Reviewing contemporary issues in ELT can show us where we are now, and where we are headed. We can then be more prepared for future challenges and benefits.

Seven areas will be explored and highlighted

  1. Teacher Precarity

  2. Ed-Tech & Online Learning

  3. The Research Gap

  4. Native Speakerism

  5. Certification & Testing

  6. Methods & Approaches

  7. Professional Development

The aim of this talk is to have ELT professionals reflect and think on the issues and challenges facing us. Questions will be posed and some possible solutions proposed. Ultimately, we all will benefit by seeing the way forward, a little more clearly.

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-550-47-5

Location

UBT Kampus, Lipjan

Start Date

30-10-2021 12:00 AM

End Date

30-10-2021 12:00 AM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2021.426

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Current Issues in English Language Teaching

UBT Kampus, Lipjan

English language teaching has experienced many changes and challenges since its formal inception as a separate field of education. Our current time is no exception and given the pandemic many issues now starkly confront English language institutions, schools and teachers.

This talk will review the most prominent trends and contentious issues facing English language teaching now and in the years to come. Reviewing contemporary issues in ELT can show us where we are now, and where we are headed. We can then be more prepared for future challenges and benefits.

Seven areas will be explored and highlighted

  1. Teacher Precarity

  2. Ed-Tech & Online Learning

  3. The Research Gap

  4. Native Speakerism

  5. Certification & Testing

  6. Methods & Approaches

  7. Professional Development

The aim of this talk is to have ELT professionals reflect and think on the issues and challenges facing us. Questions will be posed and some possible solutions proposed. Ultimately, we all will benefit by seeing the way forward, a little more clearly.