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Our Keynotes (recent) currently contains 7 talks on a range of topics as follows:

Sarah Mercer on the importance of psychology in language teaching and learning  (a summary of her IATEFL 2017 plenary);

Scott Thornbury on mediation between researchers and practitioners; 

Glenn Fulcher on language testing;

John Swales on Genre and English for Academic Purposes;

Diane Larsen-Freeman on Complexity theory and its implications for TESOL;

Rod Ellis on Task-based pedagogy: the what, why and how; 

Stephen Krashen on Comprehensible input, explicit methods, excessive testing and more.

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Sarah Mercer

On the importance of psychology in language teaching and learning (a summary of her IATEFL 2017 plenary)

Recent publication details:

Gkonou, C. & Mercer, S. (2017). Understanding Emotional and Social Intelligence among English Language Teachers. London: British Council. LINK

Mercer, S. (2017). Boundary disputes in self research. In Barkhuizen, G. (Ed.). Reflections on Language Teacher Identity Research (pp. 93-99). Abingdon. Routledge.

Duration: 6:03 (#77) LINK TO TALK 

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Scott Thornbury

Mediation between researchers and practitioners

Recent publication details (indicative): 

Thornbury, S. (2017). ‘The New A to Z of ELT’. Macmillan.

Thornbury, S. (2017). ‘About Language’. CUP.

Duration: 20:27 (#76) LINK TO TALK

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Glenn Fulcher

Language Testing

Recent publication details (indicative):

Fulcher, G. (2015). Re-examining Language Testing. A Philosophical and Social Inquiry. London and New York: Routledge.

Browne, K. & Fulcher, G. (2017). Perception and Pronunciation in Fluency Assessment. In Isaacs, T. and Trofimovich, P. (Eds.) Interfaces in Second Language Pronunciation Assessment: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (pp. 37 – 53). Bristol: Multilingual Matters.

Duration: 28:40 (#72) LINK TO TALK
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John Swales

Genre and English for Academic Purposes

Recent publication details (indicative):

Swales, J. and Feak, C. (2012). Academic Writing for Graduate Students. 3rd edition. University of Michigan Press.

Swales, J. and Feak, C. (2007). Navigating Academic: Writing Supporting Genres. University of Michigan Press.

Duration: 16:29 (#68) LINK TO TALK

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Diane Larsen-Freeman

Complexity theory and its implications for TESOL

Recent publication details (indicative):

 Larsen-Freeman, D. and Tedick, D. (2016). World language teaching. Handbook of Research on Teaching. 5th edition. American Educational Research Association.

Larsen-Freeman, D. and Celce-Murcia, M. (2015). The Grammar Book: Form, Meaning and Use for English Language Teachers, 3rd edition. Boston: National Geographic Learning/Cengage.

Duration: 23:14 (#64) LINK TO TALK

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Rod Ellis

Task-based pedagogy: the what, why and how

Recent publication details (indicative):

Ellis, R. (2005). Instructed Second Language Acquisition A Literature Review. Wellington: Ministry of Education, New Zealand.  

Ellis, R. (2003). Task-based Language Learning and Teaching. Oxford: OUP. 

Duration: 23:38 (#60) LINK TO TALK

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Stephen Krashen

Comprehensible input, explicit methods, excessive testing, standardisation, privatisation, poverty... and more!

Recent publication details (indicative):

Krashen, S. (2013). Second Language Acquisition Theory, Applications, and Some Conjectures. Mexico City, Mexico: CUP.

Krashen, S. (2011). Free Voluntary Reading. Libraries Unlimited. 

Duration: 24:51 (#58) LINK TO TALK

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