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MA TESOL Quickfire Event 2021

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Are you studying an MA in ELT/ TEFL / TESL / TESOL in UK?
Are you wondering what difference this will make to your future?
Would you like to meet MA students from other universities, network and share your experiences?
If so, read on!
If you are a postgraduate student you are probably in the last stages of your final piece of work, the dissertation. Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick (with support from members of the IATEFL Research Special Interest Group) would like to invite you to an event where you can share what you have found out in your research with other students also at the same stage in their career from all over UK.

The event (MA TESOL Quickfire Dissertation Presentation) will take place online on 3rd August 2021. A Quickfire Presentation means that every presenter gives a VERY SHORT (5 minute) summary of their topic (your dissertation research) using exactly 15 PowerPoint slides, which automatically move on every 20 seconds (you can see how to do this in the video below). You should focus mainly on why you chose the topic, how you researched it and what you discovered (if you have reached that stage, what you expect to find if not) - no literature review needed. We realise you may not have finalised your conclusion - this is a chance to discuss your findings and get some feedback before submission.

Prospective presenters should submit their PowerPoint before midnight on 20th July 2021.
Successful candidates will be notified by 27th July.
We will meet online and so the event is free for any to attend. However registration is essential as numbers will be limited.
For PowerPoint Submission please use the link below.
For Registration please use the link on the right.

Please watch this video for advice on how to make your PowerPoint presentation. If you have trouble viewing the video, please contact Tilly Harrison and she will e-mail it to you.

You may upload your PowerPoint file here.

Please take your time to create the best presentation you can before uploading as it will not be possible to change it after submission in order to be fair to the other applicants. The one you submit will be evaluated and you will present only that file.

If you have any questions about the day please e-mail tilly dot harrison at warwick dot ac dot uk

In the afternoon, IATEFL Research Special Interest Group committee members will reflect on their own journeys from MA student to PhD and beyond, giving you a chance to ask questions and clarify your own future plans. You will also be introduced to the benefits of joining a professional association like IATEFL, and the Research Special Interest group in particular.

We look forward to a dynamic and exciting day!

The members of the Moderating Committee are:

  • Celia Antoniou (University College London, UK)
  • Emily Edwards (University of Technology, Australia)
  • Marisol Guzman (University of Southampton, UK)
  • Tilly Harrison (University of Warwick, UK)
  • Prem Phyak (Chinese University of Hong Kong, HK)
  • Ernesto Vargas (Imperial College London, UK)

See below for presenters at the 2018 and 2019 (face to face) events with their certificates.

Quickfire presenters from 2018 event
Feedback quotes from previous Quickfire events
Presenters of Quickfire event 2019
DATE: 3rd August 2021
TIME: 10.00 (open from 9.30) till 17.00 (maybe earlier)
VENUE: Online - link to be given to registered participants
University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL

Last year we had presenters from Sheffield, Oxford Brookes, London Metropolitan, Cardiff, UEA, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Nottingham, Swansea, Leeds, UCL as well as Warwick. This is a great way to network with students on similar courses all over the UK.

Link to Register

If you would simply like to attend, please register above.

tilly dot harrison at warwick dot ac dot uk

Feedback from last year's event

I think it was a great opportunity for the amateur researchers like us to collaborate and learn from each other. I personally learnt many things from this event such as giving a catchy title to the research, using various apps for analysing qualitative data, using padlet for data collection, reflective case study approach etc, and the list is endless..Although I missed the chance of being a presenter I really enjoyed being an attendee and listening keenly to every presenter especially to their ways of presenting, strategies they applied for doing research, a variety of approaches and ofcourse their motivation to tackle challenging topics..I am thankful to the organizers, presenters and all the teachers with who I had wonderful discussions in the breakout rooms. I must admit that this event was truly inspiring for me... Cheers !!!