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From Mick King

From Mick King

It is great to see the continued success of Confluence as a major driver and promoter of international TESOL professional development. It is with great pleasure that I return for the third time to form part of this wonderful initiative and meet old faces and new at Confluence VI. I am looking forward once again [...]

From Dr. Tara Ratnam

From Dr. Tara Ratnam

In the global world, classrooms are no longer insular or homogeneous. The ESL/EFL teachers are faced with the challenge of creating an inclusive learning environment for diverse learners.  Ideas for inclusive practice abound in literature.  However, these ideas need to be explored and assessed continually by teachers vis-à-vis the emergent situation of their classrooms.  Teachers [...]

From Racquel Warner

From Racquel Warner

I take this opportunity to extend my gratitude and congratulations to Prof. Anjali Patil-Gaikwad and her impressive team of volunteers who for hosting Confluence VI in Nagpur from January 24-25, 2015. The impressive line of up speakers who will be addressing pertinent issues relates to ESL teaching and learning indicates an encouraging future for the [...]

From Dr. Peter McLaren

From Dr. Peter McLaren

It is with great pleasure that I have accepted the invitation to be a keynote speaker at the 2015 Confluence Conference in Nagpur. Amazingly this will be my first visit to India – I say amazingly as I have spent the last 20 years teaching in Asia proper and the nearby MENA region, yet have [...]

From Dr. Raúl A. Mora

From Dr. Raúl A. Mora

Last year, I had the pleasure to join Confluence IV from my living room, at midnight in my hometown, Medellín (Colombia), to share with committed teachers and scholars my thoughts about education and English. I made great friendships with the Confluence team along the way, and we are still engineering ways to strengthen our collaborations. [...]

From Rehab Rajab

From Rehab Rajab

I would like to wish Confluence and all of you a great event this year. The agenda of the conference includes a a wide variety of topics offering a wonderful professional development opportunity ahead. All the best to Confluence and wishing you fantastic time and plenty of learning to take back with you.   Rehab [...]

From Songsri Soranastaporn

From Songsri Soranastaporn

Congratulations! Confluence 2014 is now 5 years old, and it grows stronger and stronger because scholars and English teachers around the world are interested in sharing their nowledge and experiences in the conference. As we can see there were nearly 500 delegates at Confluence IV, and the numbers should be more this year. The fruitfulness [...]

From Mustapha Ahmed Isa

From Mustapha Ahmed Isa

It’s greatly exciting to participate in Confluence V, an International Conference on ESL/EFL organized by Tulsiramji Gaikwad-Patil College of Engineering and Technology in association with Abha Gaikwad-Patil College of Engineering, under the banner of the English teachers’ network, EngQuest. My main excitement derives from the prospect of meeting and learning from academics from across India and around the world. [...]

From Ms. Diane Millar

From Ms. Diane Millar

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Prof. Anjali Patil-Gaikwad and the entire Confluence Organizing Committee for all of their hard work and dedication in organizing Confluence 2014. Looking through the list of Confluence speakers, I am very impressed by the depth and breadth of knowledge and experience that these distinguished speakers have [...]

From Dr. Christine Coombe

From Dr. Christine Coombe

On behalf of the TESOL International Association and TESOL’s Board of Directors, I offer to all Confluence Conference attendees my warmest regards and congratulations on this important event. I feel that some of the themes addressed in this year’s conference are very appropriate and timely ones and speak to the importance of English language teaching [...]