Laotesol 2014

Name of the Project:       The 11th Annual Lao TESOL Conference 2014

Theme:                             ADVANCING TECHNIQUES AND SKILLS IN LANGUAGE

TEACHING PROFESSION,

Venue:                              National University of Laos (NUOL),

Proposed by:                    Department of English, Faculty of Letters, NUOL,

Organized by:                  Department of English, Faculty of Letters, National University of Laos, Vientiane College and the US Embassy in Laos

Financed by:                    National University of Laos, Vientiane College and the US Embassy in Laos

Dates:                                From 21rd   to 22th January, 2014

Objective

The Objectives and Expectation of the 11th Annual Lao-TESOL Conference
The Objectives

- to assemble Lao teachers of English who have different opinions, values, beliefs, teaching styles and needs, ranging from primary school levels to higher educational levels of both public and private sectors, so as they can exchange them with presenters through communication,
- to be practical and of direct benefit to practising teachers of English,
- to improve their professional practice and to enhance student learning,
- to offer opportunities for both Lao and international teachers, from pre-service teacher trainees to veterans,
- to strengthen teaching and learning in current and future classrooms for teachers, teacher educators, and policy makers,
- to enhance and foster discussion, reflection and network-building that will assist professional teachers,
- strengthen and broaden the network of English language teachers and all those involved in the ELT sector in Laos and the region,
- to promote professionalism, underpin teachers’ commitment to participation in professional development,
- to retain highly qualified and experienced teachers in classroom teaching and
- to tackle teachers’ workload.