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23rd ICC Annual Conference - Programme

Friday, 27th May, 2016
09:00 - 10:00 Registration for conference participants & Market Place;
presentation of products (books, teaching/testing materials)
and projects related to the conference theme.
10:00 - 10:15 Official Opening and Welcome
by former ICC Co-Chairs Tony Fitzpatrick and Ellinor Haase
10:15 - 11.00 EUROLTA EXPRESS
The training and certification of language teachers in adult education: An introductory workshop by Myriam Fischer
11:00 - 11:15 Coffee Break with preview of posters
prepared by keynote speakers, participants and panellists.
(Conference participants are invited to display their own posters [Flip Chart paper size] next to those of the keynote and panel speakers.) Panel speakers will be available for explanations/discussion of their own posters.
11:15 - 11:45 Keynote speech 1 by Professor Marion Grein, University of Mainz
The University of Mainz profile for language teachers & lessons from neurolinguistics
11:45 - 12:15 World Café I
If you don’t know what World Café is, click here.
12:15 - 12:45 Lunch
13:00 - 13:45 EUROLTA / EUROVOLT Online Teacher Training
Myriam Fischer (ICC/BVV), with Marjo Joshi & Sanna Simola (University of Applied Sciences, Turku, FI)
13:45 - 14:45 Workshop: EMI - English as a Medium of Instruction Chances, challenges and pitfalls
Francesca Helm University of Padua
14:45 - 15:15 Keynote speech 2 by Karl Damke, VHS Wiesbaden
Language Teaching and the Affordances of Modern Media
15:15 - 16:00 Panel discussion: Towards the Ideal Language Teacher 2020
Ian McMaster, Rob Williams, Michael Carrier, Sandra Gasber
16:00 - 16:30 World Café II
16:30 - 17.00 Presentation/Workshop: ComoViWo
Preparing for the challenges of an increasingly international work environment
Rob Williams/Tony Fitzpatrick
20:00 Conference Dinner


Saturday, 28th May, 2016
08:00 - 09:00 ICC Annual General Meeting
09:15 - 10:00 Round Table Discussion:
The Integration of Refugees and other Migrants:
Teaching the language and culture of the host society
Chair: Michael Carrier
Panel: Sandra Gasber, Rob Williams, Ian McMaster
  Presentations/interactive workshops
10:00 - 10:45 The Benefits of Blended Learning & Teaching:
The seamless integration of online self-study and the dynamic of the classroom.
Nigel Dutton - LINGUA TV
10:45 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:45 ComoViWo: an EU project - Developing communication literacy needed by
employees and managers for successful communication in virtual and
mobile work environments at the European level - the role of the tutor.
Rob Williams and Tony Fitzpatrick
11:45 - 12:30 Debate: "This house believes that AI (Artificial Intelligence) robots will replace
human language teachers in adult, continuing and higher education in 2020."
12:30 - 13:30

Lunch Break

13:30 - 15:00 World Café III
Summary of the findings of the individual World Café tables for
presentation to to the plenary group.
15:00 - 15:15 Summing up and end of conference


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