The first ELT teacher-research Conference in India was organised by the All-India Network of English Teachers (AINET) in collaboration with G.S. College of Commerce & Economics, Nagpur, and with the support of the British Council, Regional English Language Office, US Embassy, and IATEFL Research SIG. Teachers in schools, colleges and other institutions shared their studies and participated in an international exchange of ideas, experiences and developments in teacher-research in ELT.
Key Speakers/Workshop facilitators
Dr. Richard Smith, University of Warwick, UK
Prof. Rama Mathew, (formerly) Delhi University
Ms. Amy Lightfoot, British Council, India
Ms Cristin Bleess, Engish Language Fellow, ELTIS, Pune
Ms Clover Bolton, English Language Fellow, Jamia Millia Islamia
Ms. Jemima Hughes, British Council, India
Dr. Padmini Boruah, Guwahati University
2017-18 participants in the British Council Aptis Action Research Mentoring Scheme (AARMS)
Following the conference, there was another Festival event – a 4-day workshop Introduction to Exploratory Action Research in ELT at Gauhati University, Assam, India, 18–21 September.