The Association of Teachers of English in Rwanda: 2016 English Language Teaching Conference
Theme: “Better Professionalism, Better Performance: English Language Teachers Coming Together”

The Association of Teachers of English in Rwanda (ATER), along with support from the U.S. Department of State’s English Language Fellows program, is proud to host a conference for English language teachers, to be held 2-3 June 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda. The conference seeks to bring together a diverse group of teachers and language professionals from across the country and the East African region for discussion of policies, practices, and innovations relevant to English language teachers at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels.

Date & Times: Thursday and Friday, 2-3 June 2016 (9:00-17:00)

Location & Venue: To be communicated later

Rwanda Registration: Registration will begin in April. Please keep checking our website for more information.

Call for Presenters

ATER is seeking presenters for concurrent presentation sessions on topics relevant to the effective teaching of English at any level. If you are interested in presenting, please prepare the title of your presentation and a 100-word summary. Presentation blocks will be 40 minutes, with 10 minutes for questions. We welcome group presentations. Possible topics for presentations could include, but are not limited to:

  • Teacher and student motivation
  • Effective networking techniques
  • Practical classroom activities
  • Dealing with large classes
  • Creating and using authentic materials
  • Using creativity and helping students develop creativity
  • Student-centered teaching
  • Adapting the new skills-based Rwandan curriculum

To apply to present, please send your name, presentation title, and 100-word summary to by 25 April 2016. If you are interested in presenting, but would like support in creating your presentation, please let us know! We will offer workshops to help prepare first-time presenters. Presenters will be notified late April if they have been accepted.