KETNET 2015 Conference



The challenges and opportunities of teaching English in the age of globalization


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Friday the 29th May- Saturday the 30th May

 

Kosova English Language Teachers’ Network (KETNET) is pleased to announce the 5th KETNET Annual Conference “The challenges and opportunities of teaching English in the age of globalization”.

Globalization is a way of speaking about our world as an interconnected place, one that has engendered many opportunities and challenges for English teachers throughout the world. These opportunities include: increased student access to a large database of English-language online materials, the ability to more easily communicate with native speakers of English, and expanded exposure to cultural aspects of the English language.

These opportunities, although aided by globalization, have also generated various challenges. Initially, not all students are exposed equally to online resources and/or communication opportunities with English speakers. This inequity of exposure results in a diversified class composition not only regarding the command of the language but also regarding interests. Addressing this diversification requires more differentiation, and possibly more resources, from teachers, in order to effectively teach all the students in their class. Additionally, teachers are trying to use relevant, useful, and interesting information in class, to keep students engaged and learning.

The affects of Globalization are certainly vast in number and are being experienced by English teachers around the world. For the 5th KETNET Annual Conference, we welcome and encourage contributions from those willing to share about challenges, opportunities, and new teaching approaches that he/she is using while teaching English in this age of Globalization.

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