Robert College ELT Conference

Robert College is hosting the inaugural ELT Conference entitled “Increasing English Interaction in the Content Classroom” on Saturday, 2 April, 2022. This conference will be held on Zoom, from 10:00 to 14:00.

One of our main objectives, as Robert College, is to graduate fluent English speakers who are confident, innovative, active, and successful members of a global English language community. With this perspective, we want to bring together educators in content and language integrated learning for a deeper look at how English is used in content classrooms.

Please join us in this outstanding program where the keynote speech is going to be given by one the world’s leading experts, Samantha Curle, DPhil Oxford University Assistant Professor at the University of Bath.

We are also looking forward to an afternoon of workshops and presentations by members of Robert College, The Koç School, and Üsküdar American Academy.

You can register by filling out the form here.


About Dr. Samantha M. Curle, DPhil Oxford University Assistant Professor at the University of Bath:

Dr. Samantha M. Curle is an Assistant professor in the Department of Education at the University of Bath, UK. She completed a Bachelor of Education, and Bachelor of Linguistics at the Open University of Hong Kong. She then pursued her graduate studies at the University of Oxford: MA in Applied Linguistics (Second Language Acquisition), MRes in Research, Design, and Methodology, and DPhil. Her DPhil was a study on student and lecturer attitudes towards English Medium Instruction (EMI) in Japan.

Dr. Curle teaches subjects related to applied linguistics and Advanced Quantitative Research Methods (AQM). She is the Director of the Advanced Quantitative Research Methods in Social Sciences MRes Programme. She is also the pathway lead for AQM for the South West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP - funded by the Economic and Social Sciences Research Council (ESRC)). Her main research interest lies in factors affecting academic achievement in English Medium Instruction. Her research has been published in journals such as Language Teaching, Applied Linguistics Review, System, Language Teaching Research, Studies in Higher Education, International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, Journal for the Psychology of Language Learning, Journal of Education and Work, and Journal of Asia TEFL. She is also an editor for the journal Data in Brief.

Dr. Samantha M. Curle has published three edited books on EMI: Research Methods in English Medium Instruction (by Routledge), English-Medium Instruction in Higher Education in the Middle East and North Africa (by Bloomsbury) and The use of technology in English medium education (by Springer).

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