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MA TESOL Quick Fire Dissertation Presentation Event 2019

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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 IATEFL) 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 Quick Fire Dissertation Presentation) will take place at the University of Warwick on 7th August 2019. A Quick Fire 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.

The cost of the day is £15 to attend with a discounted rate of £10 for Quick Fire Dissertation Presentation presenters and which will include refreshments throughout the day but not lunch
(there will be plenty of time to purchase food at lunchtime or you could bring a packed lunch).

Please look at this video made by Jo Gakonga about how to make a Quick Fire (or Pecha Kucha Style) Presentation before making your PowerPoint.

You may upload your PowerPoint file here.

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

In the afternoon, Ana Ines Salvi, Coordinator of IATEFL Research Special Interest Group will reflect on her own journey from teacher to MA student to PhD and beyond, giving you a chance to ask questions and clarify your own future plans. She will also introduce 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!

Map to Room

The room is MB0.08 Mathematical Sciences Building

If you are arriving by bus from Coventry Station, exit at the Rootes Bus Interchange (circled on the map) and walk past Social Sciences to Library Road. Walk past the library to the end of the road, cross over and continue towards the Red Rocket (mobile refreshment vehicle). Continue past the Red Rocket towards the car park (Car Park 15) and enter the building on your right at the last door. MB0.08 is on the left at the end of the lobby.

If you are arriving by car, you can reserve a parking space (normal parking charges apply) if you tell me in advance (fill in the relevant details on the registration page). The reserved places will be at the top of Car Park 15, very close to the venue (the blue 'P Reserved Visitors' on the map). If you are too late to reserve a place, the nearest pay and display car park is Car Park 8 (where the two blue Ps are together on the map). If this is full you may need to stop at the Gatehouse and ask Security for other possibilities.

Coffee and tea will be available in the lobby area.

CALLING IATEFL Research SIG members!!

ReSIG is offering a scholarship of £50 to cover registration and transport for a ReSIG member to attend the event. We would ask the scholarship winner to write a report of the event to be included in the annual ReSIG publication ELT Research.

To apply for the scholarship you should submit a 150 word text explaining why you would like to attend this event and how you think it will be beneficial via email to Larysa Sanotska, the ReSIG scholarship officer, at After the event you would need to submit a report of the event by the end of September to, Cc-ing Darío Luis Banegas, who is one of the co-editors, at

DATE: 7th August 2019
TIME: 10.00 (registration from 9.30) till 17.00 (maybe earlier)
VENUE: MB0.08 (Ground floor Mathematical Sciences Building - see map)
University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL

How to get here

NB The University of Warwick is in Coventry, not Warwick!




We already have registrations from students from Portsmouth, York, Birmingham, Canterbury, Liverpool, Leeds and Kings College!

Link to Register

If you would simply like to attend, there is space at the venue. Please register above.

tilly dot harrison at warwick dot ac dot uk