2022 Academic Speaker Announced!

The 2022 NEAS Management Conference Academic speaker has been decided. We would like to welcome David Nunan to present on 5-6 May 2022.

David Nunan is Professor Emeritus of Applied Linguistics at the University of Hong Kong, President Emeritus and Distinguished Research Professor at Anaheim University, California, and Visiting Professor in Education at UNSW, Sydney. He is a former President of TESOL International and is currently on the Executive Committee of The International Research Foundation for Language Education (TIRF). He is a member of the UNSW Sydney Foundation Board (Hong Kong chapter).

His research interests include language curriculum development, research methods, teacher education, discourse analysis, teaching English to young learners, and technology in language teaching and learning. He has published over 100 scholarly books and article in these areas. Recent books include Learner-Centered English Language Education: The Selected Works of David Nunan; Language and Culture: Reflective Narratives and the Emergence of Identity , (with J. Choi); Language Learning Beyond the Classroom (with J.C. Richards); and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages: An Introduction. He is also the author 14 ELT textbook series.  His series for young teens, Go For It, is a market leader, with worldwide sales exceeding four billion copies. Non-academic books include: When Rupert Murdoch Came to Tea: A Memoir, Roadshow: A Personal Odyssey, Other Voices, Other Eyes: Expatriate Loves in Hong Kong. Most recently published, is The Infidels Next Door.

Community Of Practice Convenor

Interested in leading a Community of Practice? Being a Convenor will give you opportunities to lead and be a part of a unique community.

The convenor role will be required to do the following:

  1. Lead and develop their Community of Practice
  2. Moderate and facilitate a COP workshop After Conference
  3. Run social media community

Nominated Convenors will receive a free ticket to the NEAS Management Conference.

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Call for Abstracts

Going Glocal: Embracing ELT Communities of Practice

NEAS would like to hear from business owners, managers, Directors of Studies, teachers, education agents, service providers and students who have engaged with communities of practice to enhance their understanding and experience of Glocalisation.

  1. What does glocalisation mean to you? How have you experienced this in your workplace or classrooms?
  2. What communities of practice have you engaged with in the last twelve months and how has this enhanced your practice?
  3. What can NEAS do to promote further independent, industry-led, specialist Quality Assurance in English Language Teaching and Going Glocal?

If you are interested in applying to present at the 2022 NEAS Management Conference you can register your interest here.

Alternatively if you are ready to apply and provide your abstract you can do so here.

The 2022 NEAS Management Conference Theme

We are excited to announce that the theme for the 2022 NEAS Management Conference is ‘Going Glocal: Embracing ELT Communities of Practice’.

The two day event (5-6 May 2022) will be held at Doltone House, Darling Island, Sydney, AND after the success of delivering the conference online in 2021, we are pleased to offer a blended learning, livestreamed event again in 2022! We understand our community is excited to meet face to face again and we also acknowledge that many of you may prefer to meet virtually, so we are working hard to create an awesome educational and networking experience for everyone.

The opening plenary presentation on ‘Glocalisation’ will be delivered by Mr Stan Grant. An accomplished journalist, author and filmmaker of over 30 years, Stan has worked as a senior international correspondent for CNN and with ABC News as an international affairs analyst. His breadth of understanding of ‘Glocal’ issues cannot be surpassed, and we look forward to hearing his insights into international education.

Following the opening plenary, the conference will offer an array of over 60 local and international speakers further covering the topic of ‘Glocalisation’ and the six NEAS ELT Communities of Practice. Communities of Practice are a valuable source of collaborative professional development, as they offer ELT professionals a supportive environment to share knowledge and build better practices. They provide a rich resource of knowledge, experience and expertise in order to achieve common goals, solve common problems and learn from one another to advance and grow. We are excited to integrate the following Communities of Practice into our 2022 event:

  • ELT Qualifications
  • Research in ELT
  • Leadership in ELT
  • High School Preparation
  • Arts Based Pedagogy in ELT
  • Education Agents

The conference will also feature two concurrent online streams (it’s all about content, content, content!), an industry awards ceremony, a gala dinner with entertainment, an onsite and online exhibition hall and various social networking events.