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TESOL Symposium on World Englishes

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A TESOL Symposium in Poreč, Croatia

The TESOL Symposium on World Englishes is a unique event in Croatia and the region that will bring together international leading experts on World Englishes to discuss the influence of English variants on standard Englishes and its implications on teaching English as a foreign language. The event will be an introduction into the 27th HUPE (Croatian Association of Teachers of English) conference, providing professional development opportunities for everyone in the English language teaching (ELT) world. 


Saturday, 13 April 2019

Note: TESOL Symposium is taken place during the HUPE Conference, 12-14 April 2019


Valamar Diamant Hotel
Poreč, Croatia

Registration Information

Registration Fees
  Early Registration
(before 1 February)
Regular Registration
(after 1 February)
TESOL Symposium Only   US$30  US$45
HUPE Conference + TESOL Symposium
 US$45  US$60
HUPE Conference + TESOL Symposium
 US$60  US$90
*Member price is for HUPE members and HUPE's partner associations, including IATEFL Slovenia, IATEFL Hungary, TETA Bosnia and Herzegovina, IATEFL Poland, ELTAM (Macedonia), ATECR and ELTA Serbia

To register, please visit HUPE Conference registration site.

Presenters and Presentations

Exemplifying, Critiquing, and Using World Englishes in the Language Classroom

After identifying and describing a selection of World Englishes (from “old” British, American, and Australian to “newer” Indian, Singaporean, and Filipino) and giving examples of distinctive phonological, lexical, syntactic, and discourse features, the presenter considers which varieties of English are best suited as classroom models in specific contexts and concludes with a discussion of whether World Englishes should be a part of any ELT course and, if so, how best to integrate them.

andykirkpatrickAndy Kirkpatrick is professor in linguistics in the Department of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences at Griffith University and a fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. He is the author of World Englishes: Implications for English Language Teaching and International Communication (Cambridge University Press) and the editor of the Routledge Handbook of World Englishes. He is currently coediting two new handbooks, Asian Englishes (Wiley-Blackwell, with coeditor Kingsley Bolton) and Language Education Policy in Asia (Routledge, with coeditor Tony Liddicoat).

Using, Exploring, and Conceptualizing English as a Lingua Franca

The roles of English in the world vary, its uses from context to context differ, and its users’ goals fluctuate. Attendees explore selected cases of how English as a lingua franca is employed for a variety of purposes and what we can learn about language as a practice and dynamic process. They will discuss how these findings may square with learners’ needs and what, if any of this complexity, we can draw on for teaching and in developing our conceptual toolkit as ELT professionals.

Iris SchallerSchwanerIris Schaller-Schwaner is an English as a foreign language lecturer at the University of Fribourg/Freiburg in Switzerland and currently head of English at its Language Centre. She teaches English specialists, students from across the university, and future language teachers in the Department of Multilingualism Research & Foreign Language Education. Her publication-based PhD has looked at the development of English as a lingua franca in multilingual contexts of a bilingual university.

Exploring and Reflecting on Teacher Identity in World Englishes Classrooms

This interactive session draws on the notion that teacher identity, involving teachers’ lives and learning histories, plays a central role in teachers’ pedagogical practices. In turn, teachers’ pedagogical practices are relational because they can’t be perceived in isolation and, instead, are affected by external factors, which are contextual in nature (e.g., the students, the physical classroom, institutional requirements). Working together, presenter and participants reflect on the practical implications of the research on language teacher identity, with special emphasis on World Englishes classrooms. In doing this, we explore the various phases World Englishes teachers may go through as they develop a professional identity. We then analyze case studies of World Englishes classrooms in which contextual factors interact with teachers’ identities and develop action plans for how such factors could be addressed in the attendees’ settings.  

kamhi_steinLía D. Kamhi-Stein is professor and coordinator of the MA in TESOL Program at California State University, Los Angeles. She is originally from Argentina, where she was an English as a foreign language learner. She is a past president of California TESOL and served on TESOL International Association’s Board of Directors (2004–2007). She has published widely in the TESOL field. Her research interests include issues of nonnative-English-speaking teachers, language teacher identity, and TESOL teacher preparation.  


To learn more about accommodation options during the HUPE Conference and the symposium, please download the reservation form and follow directions on the form to make reservation.

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