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Our Keynotes (recent) currently contains 9 talks on a range of topics as follows:

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;

Nina Spada on CLT and form-focused instruction;

Mike McCarthy on spoken corpora;

Adrian Holliday on intercultural communication;

Ted Rodgers on methodology and personal pedagogy.

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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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Nina Spada

CLT and form-focused instruction 

Recent publication details (indicative):

 Spada, N. (2011). Beyond form-focused instruction: Reflections on past, present and future research. Language Teaching. 44/2.  225-236. 

 Spada, N. (2006). Communicative language teaching: Current status and future prospects. In J. Cummins & C. Davis (Eds.), International handbook of English language teaching. Springer. 

Duration: 35:07 (#56) LINK TO TALK and SLIDES

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Mike McCarthy

Reflections on spoken corpora

Recent publication details (indicative):

O'Keeffe, A., McCarthy, M. and Carter, R. (2007). From Corpus to Classroom. Cambridge: CUP. 

Carter, R. and McCarthy, M. (2006). Cambridge Grammar of English. Cambridge: CUP.

Duration: 25:13 (#53) LINK TO TALK

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Adrian Holliday

Intercultural communication and its implications for practice

Recent publication details (indicative):

Holliday, A. (2011). Intercultural Communication and Ideology. London: Sage.  

Holliday, A. (2012). ‘Interrogating researcher participation in an interview study of intercultural contribution in the workplace’. Qualitative Enquiry. 18/6. 504-515. 

Duration: 28:44 (#52) LINK TO TALK

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Ted Rodgers

Methodology and personal pedagogy in ELT

Recent publication details (indicative):

Richards, J and Rodgers, T.   (2001 second edition). Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching. Cambridge: CUP.

Duration: 12:54 (#51) LINK TO TALK

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