Our Keynote Speakers
I’m a trainer and consultant, past president of IATEFL and current IATEFL ambassador, ex director of International House Hastings, and series editor of Macmillan Books for Teachers. From the 1980s I developed the Sound Foundations phonemic chart and the methodology described in Sound Foundations Learning and Teaching Pronunciation (2004 Macmillan Education). I explore the notion of humans as fundamentally ‘learning beings’, and the role of improvisation, playfulness and intuition in the development of ourselves through learning.
Dr Thomaï Alexiou
Dr Thomaï Alexiou is an Associate Professor at the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (expertise: 'Learning of English as a foreign/second language in preschool and school age'). She holds an MA in TEFL from Canterbury Christ Church University and a PhD in Applied Linguistics from the University of Wales Swansea, UK (full scholarship). She has taught English as a foreign language for about 10 years in Greece and Britain. She currently teaches courses in methodology of language teaching, pedagogical foundations in learning a foreign language and materials design for preschoolers. Since her employment she has been involved in research projects specialising on young learners such as PEAP (English for young learners educational project) and other areas such as DysTEFL2, CLIL-Prime etc. She is also the coordinator of the Modules ‘Teaching English to Young Learners’ (at the postgraduate level) at the Hellenic Open University.
4 LIVE TALK SHOWS
Rob Howard will interview in real time the 4 plenaries on October 1st and October 2nd!
CALL FOR PAPERS LERC2022
Call Deadline: 30-June-2022
Join us at the leading event of 2022!
The call for proposals is now open.
We are diligently working on bringing the most knowledgeable researchers and educators from all over the world, as well as leaders in the industry to explore important topics such as
Innovation in Language Teaching,
Second Language Acquisition,
Evolution in Language Variation,
History and Development of ELT,
Teaching Business English,
Teacher Training Education,
Teaching Young Learners,
Research in Language Teaching,
The 4th International Conference on Language Education and Research will entail two full days of sessions on cutting edge issues related to Language Education and Research. There are also many opportunities for networking and socializing with our colleagues.
This year we intend to have a more interactional mode throughout the day so that the audience is given plenty of time to interact and share their context. The format is fluid to meet the expectations of the presenters and delegates. We welcome the formats as listed below:
Papers: 30 minutes (incl. a 10-minute discussion
Workshops: 45 minutes (incl. a 10 minute discussion)
Paper submission deadline
The organising committee welcomes contributions from researchers, practitioners and teacher trainers.
Each speaker will have the opportunity to present one paper. Accepted presentations will also be considered for publication in the Journal of Applied Languages and Linguistics.
Please send your abstracts (max 80 words) and summaries (max 200 words) to Dr Paschalis Chliaras, the Conference Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than 30 June 2022.
Dr Paschalis Chliaras FHEA, Chairman of the Research Centre for Applied Languages and Linguistics; ALS House Delta Centres MCT; Cambridge CEM
Dr Jelena Timotijevic, Principal Lecturer, Language and Linguistics, Course Leader, MA Language in Context, School of Humanities, University of Brighton
Dr Christina Nicole Giannikas, Cyprus University of Technology and CG Education & Research Consultancy, Cyprus
Dr Efthymia Tsaroucha, Adjunct Lecturer in Linguistics, University of Thessaly, Greece; Post doctoral researcher, University of Western Macedonia
Alexandra Green, Academic Director Eurognosi SA; Cambridge Assessment English Team Leader (Greece-Cyprus) and Speaking Examiner; author of EFL books
More members TBA
Winners of the 2nd International Conference on Language Education and Research
October 5th, 2020
The four winners won the following books:
Aikaterini Vasileiou won The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language which is written and recommended by Prof david Crystal.
Aggelos Evangelidis won The New A-Z of ELT which is written and recommended by Scott Thornbury.
Галия Гатиятуллина won the Grammatical Complexity in Academic English recommended by Prof Douglas Biber and written by Douglas Biber and Bethany Gray.
Flora Vlachou won the Cross -Curricular approaches to language education recommended by Dr Eleni Agathopoulou and edited by Prof Angeliki Psaltou-Joycey, Dr Eleni Agathopoulou and Prof Marina Mattheoudakis.
LERC2020 Moves to Virtual Conference
June 28, 2020
We continue to monitor the evolving factors related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, particularly with regard to our 2nd International Conference on Language Education and Research. The term “second wave” has no agreed-upon scientific definition. It can mean anything from localised spikes in infection to a full-blown national crisis, and some experts avoid it for this reason. Though, fear of a second wave of infections now hangs over countries that have managed to stamp out the disease. Due to such developments, it is likely that gatherings in conferences might be prohibited in autumn, which has contributed to our decision to move LERC2020 completely online on October 3rd and 4th, 2020. We made this decision in response to the many requests from our community asking that in the absence of a face to face event, that we hold an online event. We look forward to having you join us for this fully online event, and will be reaching out with complete details and the updated program shortly.
As we move LERC2020 completely online, we look forward to offering you the same vibrant programming, impactful networking, and opportunities to reflect and connect over the emerging and salient topics in our field. The virtual conference will include our regular offerings and opportunities for engagement, including sessions, workshops and poster presentations, keynotes, and space to connect with sponsors, exhibitors, and educators from across the globe. In addition to participating in the live event, all attendees will have access to on-demand recordings for one (1) year. Moving our face-to-face conference to a fully online format presents us with the unique opportunity to spotlight the best of what the online modality affords – meaningful collaboration and the ability to reflect and connect with colleagues around the world. We hope that you will join us for this reimagined event, and celebrate our collective resilience and dedication to forging connections without boundaries.
We look forward to welcoming you to the LERC2020 Virtual Conference in October, and we are here to help you however we can with questions and requests for support. Please feel free to reach out to us with requests related to LERC2020 at email@example.com.
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We hope you're able to attend. If you have questions about the registration process, our schedule or general information, don’t hesitate to reach out.
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