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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!

AAAL 2013 was held in Dallas, Texas with the participation of applied linguists worldwide.

I was delighted to give a seminar to the members of the Foreign Language Education Club (FLED) at Fatih University. This was a great honour for me, as there are few more enjoyable things in this wonderful profession than sharing your ideas and knowledge with the next generation of language teachers.

Sabancı University School of Languages Professional Development Seminar and Workshop:

A review of the third official meeting in TED university, and British Council and Hacettepe University Symposium in which T-PLUS members shared some of their continuing professional development(CPD) activities and case studies from their institutions.

A mini-conference ran by SU presenters took place on December 7Th , 2012 in our humble institute Yeşilköy Private Armenian School.

In October 2013, I participated in the Teaching Staff Mobility program and visited the University of Lapland (Rovaniemi, Finland) where I delivered sessions on “how to integrate free and user friendly Web 2.0 tools in teaching and learning” for master students as part of the Media Technologies course in the Faculty of Education.