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Learner Autonomy SIG Event. Learner autonomy in second language pedagogy and research – challenges and issues

EPG launched in Sevres, France. Sabancı University has been involved as a secondary partner in the EPG Project since 2011. The EPG was launched in Sevres, France with its 11 partners and is now available in 9 languages including Turkish and its User Guide in 4 languages: English, German, French and Spanis

We are thrilled to be able to share with you our first book in the School Development Series of Sabancı University School of Languages:
A Practical Guide to English Language Curriculum Development in an Academic Context: Creating, Vitalizing and Evaluating

This was a joint conference between Yaşar University SoFL (School of Foreign Languages) and the IATEFL LAMSIG (Leadership and Management SIG)

Highlights of an Erasmus Staff Mobility Exchange, The Host institution: NHL University of Applied Sciences, Leeuwarden/ Holland

ATEFL 2013 has been a very rewarding experience for me. I had the opportunity to meet colleagues as well as publishers and trainers who work on the process of feedback provision on written work in academic settings, specifically peer-feedback, which was also the focus of my IATEFL 2013 session.

We started off with a presentation of technology as utopia vs dystopia, moving on to Creative Commons and the designing of a tailor-made evaluation tool for selecting the most effective educational technology tools for one’s institution. The learners in our classes expressed their likes about being encouraged to think at an institutional level. So far their experience has been more focused on materials design and classroom teaching practices and theories.

I know it was quite a while ago now, but I would still like to share some of my observations and some of the insights I gained at this year's IATEFL conference.

SLTEP is designed to provide professional development in the area of language teacher education. It aims to help participants develop the knowledge, skills and awareness required for effective teacher training with a view to catering for the training and development needs of teachers in their own institutions and in a wider training context.

Leaving a wonderful spring day back in İstanbul, we found ourselves in the windy cold of Liverpool, a small but welcoming city where the 47th Annual IATEFL Conference was being held. It was quite an honour to be there as a representative of Sabanci University in such a multi cultural event.