I have been working as a teacher for over fifteen years now, and I am very interested in new, innovative ways of learning and teaching. New technologies and different ways of communication and socialization impose some new challenges in both teaching and learning. This is way I am interested in learning about new methods that are applicable in the modern classroom, hoping those would produce best results.
Over the past few years, there have been lots of conferences and conventions about language teaching and learning, and I have tried to attend as many as I could. Not only have I learned about the latest improvements, suggestions and teaching methods, but I have also met teachers from different cities and different countries that face the same challenges as I do.
This kind of experience helped me a lot when it comes to teaching and working with students. It helped me understand the modern way of communication that might seem intimidating to the older generations, but is something almost innate to the younger generation. Having this in mind, I believe that the teaching process has to be adapted to fit the modern reality and to exploit the technology that is available.
Therefore, when I find out that Madrid will host the International Conference of Linguistics, Language Teaching and Learning, I have decided to apply. The conference will be held in a conference center at the end of this month. I do not believe that a two-day event would be enough to focus on all of the topics that should be dealt with, but it will certainly be a great opportunity to be a part of such an important event.
The goal of these kinds of conferences is to bring academic scientists, researches, linguists and educators to present and discuss the recent innovations and trends, as well as to talk about challenges we all encounter in this work. Experts in this field will speak about practical solutions that should help us overcome the challenges and use the situations in order to teach more effectively.
Besides the lectures, there will be presentations of researches conducted by respectable linguists and teachers. Their aim was to analyze the influence of the Internet and social media on teaching and learning. The international scientists and researchers have invested time into their studies, and they are eager to present their latest findings. Certain segments will certainly be devoted to general topics about the languages and how current situation affects the development of different languages. The influence of English is something that will definitely be discusses, as it has a great impact on all aspects of our lives.
I am really looking forward to this conference as it will enable me to take different opinions into consideration. This will also be a chance to learn about different experiences which ought to help me in my own work as I am constantly working on improving and advancing in professional sense. In addition, I will be able to meet some colleges from abroad.