Conference on Teaching English as a Foreign Language


"Questioning What's Best to Work: Implementing Pedagogic Innovation for Creating Learner Autonomy in TEFL"

16-17 May, 2015



Questioning What’s Best to Work:

Implementing Pedagogic Innovation for Creating Autonomy in TEFL

Indonesian government is fast approaching some global targets few years later, which certainly will also require educators to work much harder. The idea of ‘not everything can be taught in classes, nonetheless, defines the utmost essence of teaching as ‘teaching students how to be teachers for themselves’. English teachers have got two reasonable grounds to promote autonomous learning. Firstly, language is too complex and varied for edifying students’ skills within a constrained time. Secondly, most students spend greater hours in a day outside the schools. Hence, to compensate for the limits of classroom time and to counter students’ passivity during the teaching-learning process, it becomes crucial for teachers to implement pedagogic innovation to facilitate students finding their own learning strategies.

The most invigorating contentment we feel as teachers is when our students never stop learning in and outside the classrooms without coercion. How nice it is to spot students utilize sophisticated technologies and not to mention the rapid dissemination of information to expand their knowledge. Teachers, thus, should facilitate student learning that embodies the diversity of intelligence for them to know their strengths, to be lifelong learners, and to fruitfully meet the global challenges that lie ahead.

For English educators, scholars, curriculum and material developers, as well as policymakers have a shared problem to solve and complex issues to ponder, COTEFL 7th (Conference on Teaching English as a Foreign Language) will draw together these parties to share ideas and to work out some effective ways of teaching students to be autonomous learners.

Invited Speakers

  • Prof. David Nunan* (UNSW Australia)
  • Assc. Prof. Dr. Lindsay Miller (City University of Hong Kong)
  • Assc. Prof. Lubna Alsagoff (NIE Singapore)
  • Prof. Dr. Helena Agustien (Semarang State University, Indonesia)
  • Santhy Hawanty Ph. D. (University of Muhammadiyah Purwokerto, Indonesia)
  • Mr. Handoyo Puji Widodo (Politeknik Negeri Jember, Indonesia)

 *in confirmation




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Hotel and Accomodation

Easy to startParticipants are responsible for their own lodging during the conference. The following hotels can be reached within 15 minutes by taxi.


Important Dates

Docs / Support

Abstract submission: 23rd March 2014,Acceptance notification: 30th March 2014,Latest registration and payment: 5th April 2014,Full paper and presentation material submission: 1st May 2014

Online Registration

Registration will be confirmed only when the registration fee (non-refundable) has been paid. Payment should be transferred to BNI Purwokerto Branch, Central Java, Indonesia;