IELTS Shows Support for International Educators at NAFSA 2011

LOS ANGELES - IELTS is proud to support NAFSA: Association of International Educators as Co-Sponsors of the Teacher Education Colloquium “Challenging Bias and Building World-mindedness in Teacher Education” and Platinum Sponsors of the Annual Conference & Expo in Vancouver, British Columbia, May 31-June 3, 2011.

The Teacher Colloquium is a two-day series of lectures, sessions and discussions that will address best practices in cross-cultural teacher education programs, and develop new strategies to internationalize curriculum and foster the development of teachers with global perspectives. The Colloquium will take place Wednesday, June 1, 12:30-5:00 pm and Thursday, June 2, 7:30 am-12:00 pm, during the NAFSA Annual Conference.

The NAFSA Annual Conference is an opportunity for professionals in international education and exchange, campus leaders, policy experts, industry partners, experienced practitioners, students and international colleagues to participate in more than 250 workshops, sessions, seminars and networking opportunities. NAFSA expects record-breaking attendance of more than 8,000 attendees in Vancouver.

“As NAFSA Global Advisors, we are pleased to support this key annual event, engage with our colleagues in all aspects of international education and learn from the thought leaders in our field,” said Beryl E. Meiron, Executive Director, IELTS International.

This year’s NAFSA Conference will include an IELTS presentation titled “Putting People First: IELTS Quality, Fairness and Service”, which will include an international panel of IELTS representatives discussing ways in which IELTS puts people first while achieving high standards of English language test quality, fairness, and customer service. The discussion will outline fundamentals and current IELTS best practices in research, validity, and reliability studies, and discuss test security measures and updates. The presentation is scheduled Wednesday, June 1 and Thursday, June 2 at 3:45 pm at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

For more information and to speak with international representatives from IELTS offices around the world, visit the IELTS booth #901 at the NAFSA Conference at the Vancouver Convention Centre next week.

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