Researchers' mini conference 2017

Call for Speakers for Researchers' Mini Conference

The organising committee of the 27th Annual IATEFL-Hungary Conference cordially invites English teachers in training and university (BA, MA and PhD) students to take part in their annual researchers' mini conference being held on 6-8 October 2017  in Budapest, at Budapest Business School (22-24 Diósy Lajos Street, Budapest 1165). The title of the conference is 

The Power of Now: Teaching and Learning in the Present

Living in the present takes a special skill. For decades teachers have been told to look to the future and leave the past behind. But as teachers of English we have a unique opportunity to exploit the possibilities of the now in our classrooms. By looking at the world around us and the people we are sharing this moment with, we can open up a valuable and stimulating learning resource. How can we use the power of now most effectively? What does now mean to our students and to us? Is now more important than yesterday or tomorrow? Help us find some answers to these questions at our 27th conference.

The Programme Committee solicits original contributions for this conference that broadly fit into the spectrum of:

  • - intercultural communication, multicultural challenges
  • - English for Specific Purposes
  • - Business English
  • - teacher education (pre- and in-service) and career paths
  • - information and communication technology
  • - special needs education
  • - lifelong learning
  • - language education related research
  • - the methodology of TEFL and ESP
  • - curriculum, syllabus and materials design


The event will take place on 6th October from 10 a.m. to 1.15 p.m. You are invited to give a 25-minute-long talk/presentation about a topic you have recently researched. You are required to submit a 50-word abstract and a max. 250-word summary about the content and structure of your session. Presentations will be chosen based on the longer summary, which should accurately reflect the content of your presentation. The program committee will evaluate all speaker proposals based on quality and relevance.

If you would like to submit a proposal, please fill in the online Speaker’s Proposal and Registration Form

Deadline for sending in proposals: 15 August 2017.


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