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Left Forum by İlkem Kayıcan

This year is our 10th anniversary of the Sabancı University School of Languages Trainer Education Program (SLTEP)

Uludağ University’s School of Foreign Languages held their first International FLT Conference on 26th April, 2014 in Bursa, Turkey. This one day event consisted of six plenary talks on a number of contemporary themes.

JAS is a multi-disciplinary conference designed for a general audience. Presentations are 15 minutes long which allows participants to join many sessions.

Oppressive patriarchal order, gender discriminatory customs, clashes between traditions and modern life styles as a consequence of rapid urbanization, and insufficent current laws all seem to be contributing to violence against women and girls.

As an English teacher working in a university, I was intrigued by a scene I have been facing in the mornings when I enter the classroom which inspired me to do some research.

For the third time in the last ten years the IATEFL annual conference was held in the beautiful former spa town of Harrogate in northern England and this year, with additional session rooms and a larger exhibition hall, the event was bigger and better than ever.

NTED2014 was held in the beautiful and picturesque city of Valencia with the participation of more than 600 participants from 75 countries world-wide. It was a valuable experience for us to be there and share our experiences with other educators in an international atmosphere.

This year, TESOL Greece had its 35th Annual International Convention in Athens from the 15th -16th of March, with many English language teachers coming from all over the world. The conference theme was ‘Learning in the 21st century’.

WRAB (Writing Research Across Borders) III 2014 was held in Paris with the participation of hundreds of delegates from 52 countries. Presentations were in both English and French. Let me tune in and try my best to write in both languages! Let’s see how far I can go!