Thursday, 14 September 2017

Another Very Successful TESOL Research Network Colloquium 2017

TESOL Research Network Colloquium 2017

There were 170 attendees at the 2017 TESOL Research Network Colloquium. Attendees were academics, research students and classroom teachers, creating strong and important links across both academic and professional communities. Presentations were delivered by speakers from the Australian National University, Charles Sturt University, English Australia, the English Language Company, Fudan University, China, International Pacific University, Kaplan International English, La Trobe University, Macquarie University, Milner International College of English, Perth, Mission Australia, Navitas English, Osaka Shoin Women's University, Japan, Queensland University of Technology, Scots English College, TAFE, NSW, Torrens University, Universidad T├ęcnica del Norte, Ecuador, University English Centres Australia, the University of Canberra, the University of Manchester, the University of New England, the University of New South Wales, the University of Sydney, the University of Technology Isan, Thailand, the University of Technology, Sydney,the University of Wollongong, and Western Sydney University.

Some Compliments

It was an honour and a great pleasure to have participated in the TESOL Colluquium on Saturday. Everything was perfect! Congratulations for the organization.” Edson Estarneck

Thank you so much for offering me a valuable opportunity to present and learn from academics in the field in the TESOL Colloquium 2017. I am looking forward to future TESOL events organized at The University of Sydney.” Nhu Hien Luong Phan

"Thanks to you all for organising this colloquium including the workshops prior to the main event. They are both wonderful." Zuocheng Zhang

"Many thanks for organising the TESOL colloquium. It's very well organised and stimulating. I will definitely participate in the future events." Apisak Sukying

"Thank you so much for doing a wonderful and obviously huge job of organising the colloquium. I thoroughly enjoyed the presentations and chats with various participants. Several of my students attended and told me they got a lot out of the experience too." Laurel Acton

“... and thank you to you and the whole team for your organization of the colloquium. This was my third University of Sydney TESOL colloquium and as always, I look forward to attending more in the future.” B. Greg Dunne

Workshop 1: Examining intertextuality in second-language writing by Professor Diane Pecorari

Workshop 2: Multilingualism & TESOL by Dr Marie Stevenson

Registration, Welcome, Presentations, Dean's Award, Book and Journal Launches

Thursday, 17 August 2017

12th University of Sydney TESOL Research Network Colloquium

12th University of Sydney TESOL Research Network Colloquium

In conjunction with the Centre for English Teaching (CET), University of Sydney
and the Department of Linguistics, Macquarie University
A Free Colloquium and Pre-colloquium Workshops
8-9 September, 2017

You are invited to attend the 12th University of Sydney TESOL Research Network Colloquium, which aims to provide a forum to discuss and share research in the area of TESOL as well as explore possible future research collaborations in the area. The Colloquium is a place for networking, for both established and new TESOL researchers. The Colloquium includes presentation sessions on a wide range of TESOL and TESOL-related research, both in progress and completed. It also includes a networking session for people working in the area of TESOL research. The aim of this is to provide the opportunity for TESOL researchers to talk to each other about their research and to explore possible future research collaborations.

The Colloquium program  can be downloaded from:

Keynote Speakers:

  • Professor Diane Pecorari, City University of Hong Kong, “How unique is plagiarism?
  • Professor Peiying Ji, Fudan University, China, “English Curriculum in Transition: Moving Beyond General English to English for Specific Purposes in China”
  • Professor Jack C. Richards, University of Sydney, “Teaching English through English”

Pre-Colloquium Workshops on Friday 8 September, 2017:

  • Workshop (9.00am - 12.00 pm): Professor Diane Pecorari, City University of Hong Kong, “Examining intertextuality in second-language writing
  • Workshop (1.00pm - 4.00 pm): Dr Marie Stevenson, The University of Sydney, “Multilingualism and TESOL

The events are sponsored by The Sydney School of Education and Social Work, The University of Sydney Centre for English Teaching and the Department of Linguistics, Macquarie University.


Important links:

Registrations are “required” for both the workshops and colloquium (for future communication and catering purposes).

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We look forward to seeing you soon.

Best wishes,

The University of Sydney TESOL Research Network