International Association of Teachers of English as Foreign Language
Almut Koester recently attended the annual conference of the International Association of Teachers of English as Foreign Language (IATEFL) in Glasgow (19 – 23 March 2012) where she was involved in two events dealing with the applications of research on business discourse to English language teaching:
She was a speaker and presenter for the Pre-Conference Day organised by the Business English Special Interest Group on: 'English as a Lingua Franca – What should we be teaching?'. She gave 30-minute talk on: 'English as a Lingua Franca – Should we be teaching Metaphors and Idioms?' and was a speaker on a panel discussion which finished the day.
Almut also gave a 45-minute talk on 'Developing business skills through real recorded meetings' - http://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/2012/sessions/2012-03-21/developing-business-skills-through-real-recorded-meetings-0