IDP initiated the annual CamTESOL conference in 2005. It is the premier TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) conference in South-East Asia and on the international circuit for key TESOL professionals. The conference attracts over approximately 1,500 participants with over 500 of these coming from 30+ countries. Around 350 papers and workshops are delivered each year. There is also a popular poster session.

CamTESOL maintains both formal and informal links with other key associations and peak bodies, including TESOL  JALT  English Australia and NEAS.     

The conference has a focus on practical issues for classroom teachers, but is also academically orientated, with an international peer-reviewed publication arising, known as Language Education in Asia.

The conference has its own website and publication, the Language Education in Asia journal series.

Components of the broader conference program include pre-conference educational site visits. The conference is well-known, with its Regional ELT Leadership Forum attracting leaders and managers from around Asia, the Middle East, North America and Australia. The Regional ELT Leadership Forum alternates each year with a QA Forum, conducted in partnership with NEAS.

Because of more than 100 research-based papers being presented annually, there is also an annual Regional ELT Research Forum, which acts as a medium for the presentation of doctoral theses and regional research-based presentations. Various sponsors of CamTESOL (notably IDP: IELTS, and UECA) support regional ELT research through small grants.

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IELTS Masterclass - Brisbane

24 April 2014

The IELTS Masterclass from IDP Education is a free 90-minute class for anyone aiming for an IELTS band score of 6 or above.

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