Outliers in ELT

Introducing the Outliers

As the practitioners ofELT, we are struggling hard to find creative ways to meet the increasing demands of an ever-changing world.

We are creating and adapting the most recent technology to promote communication. We are seeking every single possibility to increase our learners’ interaction. We are relentlessly updating our methodology and materials to address various skills.

While an endless process of change in language teaching and learning perspectives is running like clockwork, some questions still promise untouched domains.

How far beyond the borders of classroom can English Language Teaching go? How differently can the profile of an English Teacher develop and what divergent practices may come out of these different ELT profiles?

Imagining ELT as a crossroads for a variety of distinct life routes and disciplines, OUTLIERS in ELT choose to make the most out of life to enrich the ELT practice. They offer divergent and alternative ways to cope with the challenges ofteaching English, sometimes choosing to move anti- clockwise in a clockwork system.

Aiming to bring together those ideas that stand out and make a difference in the field, as İstanbul Bilgi University ELT students we felt the need to organize this year’s conference around the theme of “Making the Most out of Today’s Opportunities”.

We are happy to announce that The 1
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International Conference on Outliers in ELT will be held on March 9-10, 2013 at İstanbul Bilgi University santralistanbul Campus, İstanbul.

Seven plenary keynote speakers, more than 15 concurrent keynote speakers and four open space plenary keynote speakers will be sharing the unmatchable experiences and practices of being outliers in ELT through their presentations and workshops.

Register now to join this thought provoking event and do not miss the chance to meet the exceptional professionals of yourfield.

Organizing Committee

Organizing Committee
Duygu Başak Gürtekin
Sevim Açıkgöz
Onur Alican Keleş
Başak Temel

Speakers
Batuhan Aydagül
Özgür Bolat
Deniz Kurtoğlu Eken
Luke Meddings
Aybike Oğuz
Burcu Akyol
Ken Wilson

Eski Silahtarağa Elektrik Santralı Kazım Karabekir Cad. No: 2/13 34060 Eyüp / İstanbul
info@bilgieltstudents2013.org