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The programme for the conference

Dear 26th Annual International HUPE Conference participants,
The programme for the conference is now available.

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

 See you in Poreč! 
HUPE Board

Panel discussion

Dear HUPE delegates! 
 
We are proud to present a Panel discussion on the topic:
English as a Lingua Franca
which will take place in the plenary hall on the 21st April, 2018 at 18:30.
Welcome! 
 
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HUPE proudly presents fifth plenary speaker

ELT Penny Ur 2012Penny Ur, Cambridge University Press

Research that is of interest to the teacher
It is clear that the main source of professional expertise for English teachers is their own classroom experience and reflection. But there is only so much one can learn from one’s own teaching context, and a lot of interesting insights and enrichment to be found in the research literature. The problem is that few practitioners have the time, in a busy teaching schedule, to keep up with reading such literature.  In this talk, I’ll be discussing some interesting research findings that have direct relevance to classroom practice, relating to the use of digital technology, learning styles, vocabulary teaching and more. 
 
Penny Ur was educated at Oxford, Cambridge (PGCE) and Reading (MA TEFL) universities. She has thirty years’ experience as an English teacher in elementary, middle and high schools in Israel. Now retired, she has taught BA and MA courses at Oranim Academic College of Education and Haifa University. She is primarily interested in practical aspects of effective English language teaching, and has presented papers on related topics at TESOL, IATEFL and other English teachers’ conferences worldwide.  Her books include Grammar practice activities (2nd Edition) (2009), Vocabulary activities (2011), A course in English language teaching (2012), Discussions and more (2014), Penny Ur’s 100 teaching tips (2016), all published by Cambridge University Press. 

HUPE proudly presents the fourth plenary speaker at the 26th Annual HUPE Conference

ellis gailGail Ellis MBE

Teaching our learners how to learn
Learning to learn is an important aim of most curricula throughout the world but often tends to remain at the more abstract level in official documents.  One of the main reasons for this is a lack of practical guidelines and training for teachers.
 
I will discuss the theoretical and methodological concepts of learning to learn and demonstrate how the ‘plan do review’ routine provides both the teacher and students with a framework which combines both metacognitive and cognitive strategy development.  In this way, students are guided to reflect on what and how they learn, as well as self-assess their performance and gradually take on more responsibility for their own learning. 

Biography:
Gail Ellis MBE is Adviser Young Learners and Quality for the EU region and is based at the British Council, Paris.  She has over 30 years of experience as a teacher, teacher trainer and manager.  Her publications include Learning to Learn English, The Primary English Teacher’s Guide and Tell It Again!, republished in its third edition in 2014 by the British Council and, most recently, Teaching children how to learn which won an award in the 2016 English Speaking Union English Language Awards in the category, Resources for Teachers.  She is an advocate for children’s language learning rights and her main interests include children’s literature, young learner ELT management and inclusive education.

HUPE proudly presents the third plenary speaker at the 26th Annual HUPE Conference

Mike MayorMike Mayor

Title:
The Global Scale of English: a data-driven framework to inform teaching

The CEFR has become a standard framework of reference for teachers, learners and content creators around the world – moving beyond its European roots. The Global Scale of English (GSE) project takes the original CEFR research and Can Do statements and extends the set of learning objectives to address the needs of more learners. This presentation introduces the GSE and the online resources that are freely available to teachers and offers suggestions for the practical application of GSE Learning Objectives in your institution.

Biography:
Mike Mayor is Director, Global Scale of English at Pearson. In this role, Mike heads up research into creating audience-specific learning objectives aligned to the Global Scale of English, working with Content teams to ensure that these learning objectives underpin all new products and services. On leaving university, Mike worked as a teacher of English in France before entering the world of publishing as a lexicographer. Mike joined Pearson in 2003 and headed up the dictionaries list until his move to the Global Scale of English in 2013.

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