ELT Conference: ELT: Differentiation That Makes a Difference

Friday 06 March 2015 - 00:00 to Saturday 07 March 2015 - 00:00
Arab Open University, A'ali

Bahrain ELTPN Fourth Conference & Exhibition

ELT: Differentiation That Makes a Difference

The Bahrain English Language Teaching Professionals Network is holding its fourth annual conference and exhibition on 6th-7th March 2015 under the theme: “ELT: Differentiation That Makes a Difference”.

"Differentiation means tailoring instruction to meet individual needs. Whether teachers differentiate content, process, products, or the learning environment, the use of ongoing assessment and flexible grouping makes this a successful approach to instruction."Tomlinson, C. A. (August, 2000). Differentiation of Instruction in the Elementary Grades. ERIC Digest. ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education.

The conference will feature 19 presentations, including keynote speakers Donna Brinton, Educational Consultant, Beverly Hills, California, USA; Thomas Robb, Professor and Chair of the Department of English, at Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan; and Peter Lucantoni, Educational Consultant and Teacher Trainer from Cambridge University Press, UK.

The ELTPN conference is the only conference held at this scale for English language teachers in Bahrain. It’s a great platform for professional development and a wonderful networking opportunity for educators and education specialists in Bahrain and the Gulf.

Conference Registration

Please download the registration form below.

Early registration for the conference will begin on 12 February 2015. The deadline for early registration is on 5 March 2015. The early registration fee is BD 15.000 (buffet lunch included on Saturday only).

On-site registration will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the conference. The on-site registration fee is BD 25.000.

For registration, please note the following:

  • Registration will be held at the British Council between 9:00 am and 8:00 pm, Saturday to Wednesday, and between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm on Thursday. (Please bring your ID card.)
  • Please fill in the registration form and submit it with your payment. Please note that cheques and American Express cards are not accepted. Payment must be in cash, or by visa or debit cards only.
  • Payment without a complete registration form will not be accepted.
  • Registration is non-transferable, and fees, once paid, are non-refundable.
  • Please keep your registration receipt because you will need it to enter the conference.

Conference Programme

Friday, 6 March 2015, from 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Saturday, 7 March 2015, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

(Conference Draft Scheduled attached below)

Become a partner

The Fourth ELTPN Conference is organised by the ELTPN in partnership with the British Council and RELO, US Embassy. Our silver sponsors for this year are Al Ahlia University, Dar Al Ma'rifa English Language Centre and Express Publishing.

If you are interested in becoming a partner or supporting the conference, please contact us on elt.professionals@britishcouncil.org.bh

About the ELTPN

The Bahrain ELT Professionals Network is an educational body which aims to create training opportunities for teachers of English in Bahrain through organising various professional activities such as workshops, seminars and conferences with valuable support from the British Council and the Regional English Language Office in the Embassy of the United States of America.  The network’s aim is to help teachers of English to enhance their professional practices and adopt better teaching methods through the exchange of ideas and classroom experiences.

For more information please visit the ELTPN webpage

Enquiries

For any enquiries please contact us on:

elt.professionals@britishcouncil.org.bh or bc.enquiries@britishcouncil.org.bh