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Conference on English Language Teaching


The annual Christians in English Language Teaching (CELT) Conference began in 2004 in Long Beach, CA. Since then it has taken place nearly every year, usually the day leading up to the TESOL International Conference (and in the same location).  Participants in the conference are people of faith who teach English in a variety of contexts around the world.

This year, the CELT Conference is being held March 5-6, and for the first time ever, it will be virtual so everyone can attend. We are looking forward to speakers and participants from all over the globe joining in, and we would love to see you there.

The theme for the conference is Imago Dei: Celebrating the Beauty and Benefits of Diversity. Every human being has been created in the image of God, wonderfully created to think rationally, to create, and to fulfill personal potential. At the same time, each human being on earth is beautifully unique, contributing to the world in a way no one else can. This year at the CELT Virtual Conference, let’s reflect on how diversity, in all its facets, including culture, perspectives, geographic locations, ages, identities, and language teaching contexts, all contribute to bring us so much beauty and so many benefits.

The plenary speakers for the conference are Dr. Carolyn Dirksen and Dr. Jan Dormer, both bring a wealth of experience and intelligent reflection on the teaching life. In addition, there are more than 30 other speakers. We expect a lot of great dialog, and there will be plenty of opportunities to network with others involved in teaching English in many different contexts. The schedule is already available on the conference website

If you would like more information about the conference or to register, go to CELT Virtual Conference 2021.

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David Broersma

David Broersma

Dr. David Broersma is the president of the Christian English Language Educators Association and an associate professor of TESOL and Linguistics at Lee University. Previous to that he lived and worked in Moscow, Russia for 17 years at the Russian-American Christian University and Hinkson Christian Academy.  He has also served as …View Full Bio


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