Plenary with Liz Marqueiro: Transforming the privileged ELT landscape
The teaching of modern languages originated in the 19th century, a very turbulent one hundred years which saw amongst other things the growth of the British Empire and colonialism. The history of publishing is older still. For example, the structure of Oxford University Press as it exists today began to develop in 1688. It is vital to understand the history so that we can better understand where we are today.
We have come a very long way since then, our ELT methods have adapted and publishing processes have been modernised but are these enough? When you hold up your coursebook in class do your students see their faces and their lives reflected back at them? Do you? Is it important?
The plenary will look at the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in education generally and ELT in particular. We will explore the challenges faced by publishers, teachers and learners and look at how everyone in the industry can take steps to transform the ELT landscape.
Choose the session that is right for you:
Primary with Erika Osváth: Diversity and Inclusion in the primary classroom
Secondary with Zarina Subhan: Inclusivity - a Global Skill
Adult with Angela Buckingham: Everyone is welcome: What does Diversity and Inclusion mean for my teaching practice?
17:00 BST Plenary with Liz Marqueiro: Transforming the privileged ELT landscape
18:10 BST Primary with Erika Osváth: Diversity and Inclusion in the primary classroom
18:10 BST Secondary with Zarina Subhan: Inclusivity - a Global Skill
18:10 BST Adult with Angela Buckingham: Everyone is welcome: What does Diversity and Inclusion mean for my teaching practice?
Liz is a DELTA qualified ELT teacher, examiner, materials writer and editor. She is also a diversity, equity and inclusion consultant. She taught in Portugal, Japan, Italy and the UK. Since returning to the UK she has worked in-house for...
Erika Osváth, MEd in Maths, DTEFLA, is a freelance teacher, teacher trainer, materials writer and co-author with Edmund Dudley of Mixed Ability Teaching (Into the Classroom series, OUP). Before becoming a freelance trainer in 2009, she worked for...
Zarina Subhan is a freelance teacher trainer and has been working in the field of ELT for over 30years. She has taught at all levels, in both private and government institutions, worldwide. She has worked in/with educational institutions (primary,...
Angela Buckingham has been involved in education for over thirty years, working with teachers and students across different sectors and within a range of teaching environments in Japan, Australia and the UK. She is the author of many ELT...