Dr. Susan Barduhn will be one of five plenary speakers at the 47th Annual International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) Conference and Exhibition from April 8 to 13, 2013 at the Arena and Convention Centre (ACC) in Liverpool, UK. SIT Graduate Institute will also exhibit at the event.
With over 4,000 members IATEFL is one of the most thriving communities of ELT teachers in the world, whose mission is to “link, develop and support English Language Teaching professionals” worldwide.
Dr. Barduhn is Chair of SIT’s Low Residency MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program, and she joined SIT Graduate Institute in 2003. Her experience includes English and Spanish language teaching, teacher training, supervision, management, program assessment, and consulting. She has worked for extended periods in Kenya, Britain, Switzerland, Colombia, Spain, and Portugal and speaks Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, and Swahili.
Dr. Barduhn is a past president of the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL); former director of The Language Center in Nairobi, Kenya; and was deputy director of International House in London. Her professional areas of interest and research are intercultural communication, teacher thinking, and teacher trainer development. She co-authored the book Integrating Language and Content (TESOL, 2010), which provides practical examples of integrating language and content into areas such as conflict resolution, social justice, philosophy, and cultural identity. The book was shortlisted for the prestigious Elton award.