The 1st International Annual Conference of TEFL-CHINA
is a national organization whose mission is to strengthen
the effective teaching and
learning of English as a foreign language in China while developing
international connections. The 1st
Annual International Conference offers TEFL professionals,
both domestic and abroad, opportunities for professional development
through the exchange of ideas and practices in English teaching
and research. Participants integrate knowledge of current
trends in the TEFL field while developing a
In today's China, 500,000 teachers teach
more than 60 million students English, within 4 years the
number of children learning English will have become nearly
100 million. Therefore, the Conference will allow ideas and
suggestions to be discussed and we will hopefully be able
to formulate a methodology tofollow and improve TEFL in China.
Recently, Prof. Bao Tianren, head of TEFL-CHINA
and the English Coaching Paper Office, met Mr. Phillip Griffin,
executive officer of IATEFL, to discuss how TEFL-CHINA can
work closely with its counterparts all over the world.
We would like to warmly invite all foreign
experts in the field of TEFL and TESOL to come and give
presentations at the event. We hope that the discussions will
assist the progress of TEFL all over the world.
VENUE AND DATE
The 1st International Annual Conference
of TEFL-CHINA will take place on August 12-15 2002 at the
English Coaching Paper Office in Tonghua City, Jilin Province,
P. R. China. On August 10 or 11, the Conference Committee
will arrange transportation for the residents outside P. R.
China to be brought from Shenyang Airport to Tonghua free
The theme of the 1st International Annual
Conference of TEFL-CHINA is Chinese
TEFL Reform in the New Century. Papers in the following
areas are called for:
TEFL trends in the world
theory and practice
materials and curriculum design
in big classrooms
outside P. R. China
Evaluation, and Assessment in TEFL
The programme will include plenary sessions,
lectures, workshops, discussions and poster exhibition. There
will also be a school visiting programme, a publishers' book
display and a job shop.
Contributions in the fields of EFL and
associated areas to the theme are invited for the concurrent
sessions. These may take the form of lectures, workshops,
discussions or other presentations but they should not be
of a commercial nature. The sessions will be 30 or 45 minutes
long. Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted
to TEFL-CHINA by May 30 2002. Please indicate any equipment
you may require.
If you do not wish to present a paper,
you can share your ideas/information on a poster. Proposals
are invited for posters to be mounted in the publishers' exhibition
area for viewing during the coffee and lunch
breaks. Reserve a space for your poster by sending details
of the poster topic with your name, address
and telephone number to TEFL-CHINA(address below) by May 20
2002. [NB: DO NOT SEND YOUR
POSTER. This should be brought with you to the Conference.
Prospective contributors to the Conference
are invited to offer presentations in the form of papers,
product demonstrations, project reports, commercial presentations
Speaker proposal forms are available via e-mail upon request.
Completed speaker proposal forms
should be sent to TEFL-CHINA either by surface mail or e-mail
before May 30 2002. Any proposal received
after this date will be placed on a reserve list.
The Conference Committee's aim is to let speakers know whether
their proposals have been accepted
by mid-June 2002.
Speakers will be invited to send a summary of their presentations
to be published in the TEFL-CHINA Newsletter.
All the participants accomodation will
be arranged by the Conference Committee. The details are as
TONGHLiA HOTEL and ECP HOTEL(for residents outside China and
foreign teachers in China)
TONGHUA HOTEL(for domestic participants)
RMB гд120/bed (shared)
DONGSHAN HOTEL or elsewhere(for domestic participants)
Please notify the Conference Committee before May 30 2002.
Registration is open to any member of the public who wishes
to attend the Conference.
Registration fees differ depending on when you register.
In order to register, Conference participants should send
a completed registration form to TEFL-CHINA. Upon receiving
your completed registration form, TEFL-CHINA will arrange
the accomodation and speech for participants.
All registration fees will be paid in cash at the Conference
All registration forms which reach TEFL-CHINA after August
1st 2002 will be ignored.
The full-attendance registration fee
includes Conference materials, transportation and meals for
The single-day attendance registration fee includes Conference
materials, transportation and meals for one day.
Registering before May 30 2002
full attendance RMB гд500($60USD)
single-day attendance RMB гд200($25USD)
Registering after May 30 2002
full attendance RMB гд600($70USD)
single-day attendance RMB гд250($30USD)
Registration fees for speakers will be free of charge.