ELT 2020: Insights into Theory and Practice for Future EFL Teachers

On Friday, 17 January 2020, my colleague Blake Shedd and I will host a conference entitled “ELT 2020: Insights into Theory and Practice for Future EFL Teachers” at the University of Klagenfurt. Seven researchers from educational institutions in Austria, Germany, and the USA will give presentations and workshops related to teaching English as a foreign language in secondary education. The conference is targeted at students in teacher education programmes, particularly those who study to become teachers of English or other foreign languages. Teacher educators and researchers in the fields of Applied Linguistics and Foreign Language Teaching Methodology are also welcome to attend this one-day event. We look forward to an inspirational day of talks, workshops, and exchange.

Neil Stainthorpe (Private University of Education, Diocese of Linz)
Playing with language – Fun, games, and creativity in the language classroom

Verena Novak-Geiger (University of Klagenfurt)

Making it stick - The Role of Memory and the Brain in Foreign Language Learning

Max von Blanckenburg (University of Munich)

Exploring political and cultural performance with language learners

Sarah Mercer (University of Graz)

Language Teaching for the 21st Century and Beyond: Integrating Language and Life Skills

Dinorah Sapp (University of Mississippi)
Experiential Learning to Improve Grammar, Speaking, and Writing Skills

Volker Eisenlauer (Bundeswehr University Munich)
Virtual Reality for ELT purposes

Thorsten Merse (University of Munich)
Countering the Silence: Dialogues between Foreign Language Education and Queer Theory