ELT 2020: Insights into Theory and Practice for Future EFL Teachers (by Carmen M. Amerstorfer & Blake Shedd)

On Friday, 17 January 2020, the Department of English will host a conference entitled “ELT 2020: Insights into Theory and Practice for Future EFL Teachers” in the Stiftungssaal der Kärntner Sparkasse (room O.0.1). 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.

This conference is targeted at students in teacher education programmes at the University of Klagenfurt and our cooperation partners, 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.

The schedule below provides a quick overview of the presentations. Please download the conference programme for details about the contributions and presenters. We look forward to an inspirational day of talks, workshops, and exchange.

ELT 2020 programme

8:30-9:20 a.m.
Neil Stainthorpe (Private University of Education, Diocese of Linz)
Playing with language: Fun, games, and creativity in the language classroom
9:30-10:20 a.m.
Verena Novak-Geiger (University of Klagenfurt)
Making it stick: The Role of Memory and the Brain in Foreign Language Learning
10:40-11:30 a.m.
Max von Blanckenburg (University of Munich)
Exploring political and cultural performance with language learners
11:40 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Sarah Mercer (University of Graz)
Language Teaching for the 21st Century and Beyond: Integrating Language and Life Skills
2:00-2:50 p.m.
Dinorah Sapp (University of Mississippi)
Experiential Learning to Improve Grammar, Speaking, and Writing Skills
3:00-3:50 p.m.
Volker Eisenlauer (Bundeswehr University Munich)
Virtual Reality for ELT purposes
4:00-4:50 p.m.
Thorsten Merse (University of Munich)
Countering the Silence: Dialogues between Foreign Language Education and Queer Theory