ENGLISH GLOBALLY INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

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ENGLISH GLOBALLY INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

April 3  (2:30 pm) - April 4 (9:30 am)

Aula Magna Rettorato

Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, Rome

The "English, Globally. State of the Art and Changing Scenarios" International Symposium will address English language teaching from a scientific point of view.

Considering the continuous developments in this field, which aspects of teaching English should researchers and teachers emphasize with students? 

The symposium gathers prominent linguistic experts from around the world to analyze the state of English language teaching and suggest new research directions for English as a global lingua franca.

The two-day symposium is organized by the Sapienza’s Italian Institute of Oriental Studies (ISO) with the patronage of the British Council, the United States Embassy in Italy and the Istituto Confucio. The event has also received support from Cambridge English Language Assessment, Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press and EF.

Speakers include:

  • Henry Widdowson (Emeritus Professor of Education, University of London; Applied Linguistics Adviser, Oxford University Press, UK)
  • Barbara Seidlhofer (University of Vienna, Austria)
  • Gao Yihong (Peking University, China)
  • Jun Liu (Georgia State University, USA; TESOL International President 2007)
  • Shondel Nero (New York University, USA)
  • Alemu Hailu Anshu (University of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
  • Ronnie Micallef (English Language Adviser, The British Council, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia)
  • Donna Tatsuki (Kobe City University of Foreign Studies, Japan)
  • Maria Grazia Guido (Università del Salento, Italy)

The symposium, which will be coordinated by Marina Morbiducci (Professor of English Language and Translation at Sapienza), is free of charge, but requires registration.

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