At the 2011 TESOL Convention held in New Orleans this past March, several TIRF Board members participated in a panel presentation entitled, “Regional Perspectives on English: Current Status and Future Trends.” The panelists addressed the current status of English and predicted future trends in various parts of Asia, Europe, Africa, and Latin America. Issues included promoting research and best practices to improve the use of English in the global knowledge economy.
At this time, you may visit TIRF’s SlideShare channel to view the Power Point presentations the Board members gave at TESOL. TIRF’s SlideShare channel can be found online by clicking here. The three Board members’ slidecasts can be found by clicking on the links next to their names below.
- Ana Sylvia Ramirez – “Current Status of ELT: An Overview of Two Countries“
- Jun Liu – “The Impact of English in China: An Insider’s Perspective from Outside”
- Michael Carrier – “Regional Perspectives: Europe“