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DAY1 Thursday, 19th July, 2012
INAUGURATION
Welcome Address
DR. R S KUMAR
Principal, VEC
Annual Report
DR. K. ELANGO
National Secretary, ELTAI
Presided By
SHRI M.V. MUTHURAMALINGAM
Chairman, Velammal Educational Trust
Inaugural Address
SHRI M.V.M VELMURUGAN
CEO, Velammal Educational Trust
Chief Guest
DR. KALYANI MATHIVANAN, M.A.,Ph.D.,D.Litt.
Vice Chancellor, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai
Formerly Head of the department of English , Ethiraj College For Women, Author of several Research Publications in National and International Journals First to be awarded D. Litt from Madras University in English. Passionate about bringing about a radical change in training graduates in spoken English to increase employability and introduce new courses to facilitate the same.
 
Key Note Speaker
PADMABUSHAN P V INDIRESAN
Former Director, IIT Madras
 

Professor Indiresan is a former Director, IIT Madras, Past President of the Indian National Academy of Engineering and of the Institution of Electronics and telecommunications Engineers. He is currently Chairman of the Netaji Institute of Science and Technology, Delhi and of the National School of Management, Chennai and a director of the Indian Institute of Risk Management.
He was twice awarded the top prize of the Inventions Promotion Board, Government of India, Lifetime Achievement Award by the Indian Institute of Science and the Honorary D.Sc. by the Karnataka Technical University. His students have built a hostel in his name in IIT Delhi and a former colleague has endowed a lecture in his name at the same Institute. He has a Padma Bhushan and the Honarary Membership of the Institute Of Electronics and Electrical Engineers, USA.
He has written two books Managing Development: Geographical Socialism, Decentralisation and Urban Replication as well as Vision 2020: What India Can Be and How To Make That Happen as well as chapters in over thirty books. He has a regular fortnightly column in the Hindu Business line.

Special Address
PROF. MIKE SCHOLEY,
ELT Consultant, British Council
Mike Scholey is a freelance ELT consultant and former senior lecturer in ELT at University College Plymouth St Mark & St John (Marjon), where he taught on the MEd ELT/ESP and Trainer Development courses and developed a new MEd CLIL. He was involved in the CBSE Textbook Project (1995-6).. He worked on both the English Language Improvement (ELIP) and Key Skills for Women Teacher Trainers (KEYSWOTT) projects in Ethiopia, and was consultant for both the National Mozambique English Curriculum and the New Ukrainian University ESP Curriculum (with Rod Bolitho). Mike is particularly interested in Syllabus Design, Materials Design and Development, Teacher and Trainer Development, and Content & Language Integrated Learning. His publications include a commissioned work on Business English; Highway: A Moroccan ELT Programme (video and accompanying workbook) for the British Council; and several journal articles.
Special Address
PROF. JENNA FRYDMAN
U.S.A, Indian Field Director, WORLDTEACH
 
Special Address
DR. C.R. MUTHUKRISHNAN
Advisor, Velammal Engineering College, Chennai
 
Special Address
MR. T K ARUNACHALAM
Cambridge ESOL
 
Special Address
THIRU M. SIVAKUMAR
Chief Executive Officer
ICTACT
M Sivakumar has rich experience in setting up, promoting and managing companies and his expertise spans Strategic Planning, Financial resource management, Product Development and Marketing channel management. Sivakumar has over 22 years of experience in business strategy, new business development, strategic relationship management and operations Also has an extensive experience in the Education and Training Industry with focus on technology enabled education, implementing large educational initiatives with focus on technology management, instructional design and content quality management. Prior to ICTACT, he was the President at one of India's largest technology enabled Education Company and was responsible for the strategic development across India. Before joining the education sector, he has been in the Middle East for 10 years as a profit center head and GM (Finance) in private sector organizations. M.Sivakumar is a chartered accountant by qualification with his degree from Madras University.
Vote of Thanks
DR. SANJAY ARORA
National President, ELTAI
 
Plenary Speakers
11.30 am - 12.30 pm Plenary I - Plausibility in Language Teaching
DR. N. S. PRABHU,
Former Deputy Head,
Department of Language and Literature, National University, Singapore
Speaker Profile: A renowned name in the English Language Teaching scene in India and overseas, Prabhu specialized in linguistic science at the University Of Reading, UK. Following a long experience of teaching and research, he steered the British Council's programmes as English Studies Officer in Chennai. Author of numerous articles published in Indian and international professional journals, Prabhu is known internationally for conducting five-year class room experiment referred and described as the 'Bangalore Project' in the book
 
12.30 - 1.00pm Playing Prof. Higgins
PROF. JAYA INDIRESAN,
Formerly Professor of Higher Education, National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration, New Delhi

Speaker Profile: Prof. Jaya Indiresan was professor of Higher Education at the National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration, New Delhi. Earlier she had taught at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She has been a visiting professor at the University of Manitoba, Canada and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Michigan, USA. Currently she is a free lance consultant to several national and international organizations.

She has authored three books: 1) Education for Women is Empowerment: Gender Positive Initiatives in Pace Setting Women in Colleges; 2) Institutionalization of Innovations in Higher Education; and 3) Inclusion vs Exclusion: A study of Women in Police.

She has produced a training manual on Women in Academic Leadership, Sponsored y the University Grants Commission. She has several research publications in national and international journals, produced several research monographs and undertaken several evaluation studies for various organizations.

Her areas of interest include Institution Building and Human Resource Development, with special reference to women. She is deeply involved in training for capacity building in various sectors like educational administrators, women in agriculture, women in police and so on. She is on the Board of CAP Foundation.

 
2.00 pm - 2.30 pm Virtual Presentation: Engaging Students with Technology in Web 2.0 English Classes
PROF. VANCE STEVENS,
ED Tech Consultant and online Coach, UAE
Speaker Profile: Following a 20-year career in English language teaching and CALL software development, Vance Stevens actively pursues professional development as Ed Tech consultant, online facilitator and coach, and founder and moderator of the Webheads community of practice,http://webheads.info, taking leadership roles in many community-based online professional development initiatives which have formed the basis of his professional development this past decade. Subsequently he has conducted research and produced numerous publications.
 
2.30 pm – 3.15 pm

Plenary II - Content and Language Integrated Learning [CLIL] - What on earth is it?

PROF. MIKE SCHOLEY,
ELT Consultant, British Council

Speaker Profile: Mike Scholey is a freelance ELT consultant and former senior lecturer in ELT at University College Plymouth St Mark & St John (Marjon), where he taught on the MEd ELT/ESP and Trainer Development courses and developed a new MEd CLIL. He was involved in the CBSE Textbook Project (1995-6).. He worked on both the English Language Improvement (ELIP) and Key Skills for Women Teacher Trainers (KEYSWOTT) projects in Ethiopia, and was consultant for both the National Mozambique English Curriculum and the New Ukrainian University ESP Curriculum (with Rod Bolitho). Mike is particularly interested in Syllabus Design, Materials Design and Development, Teacher and Trainer Development, and Content & Language Integrated Learning. His publications include a commissioned work on Business English; Highway: A Moroccan ELT Programme (video and accompanying workbook) for the British Council; and several journal articles.
 
DAY 2 Friday, 20th July, 2012
10.45 am – 11.45 am Plenary III - An ELT method "By Indians, For Indians and Of Indians"
PROF.ROBERT BELLARMINE,
Former English Studies Officer, British Council,Chennai
 
Speaker Profile: Communication skill Trainer and Consultant. Formerly English Studies Officer at British Council Chennai British Council, Chennai and Professor at English & Foreign Languages University. He has set up and managed events in universities and schools in English Language Teaching, English Literature Teaching and Translation Studies.
 
11.45am – 12.45 pm Panel Discussion: English - A Deal Maker for Employability?
Programme Presented by ICTACT
Moderator: MR. ANBUTHAMBI- Vice President- ICTACT,
  Speakers: MR.BENEDICT AROKIASAMY-Director, Talent Development, CSS CORP,
MR.SUJITH KUMAR, Location Head - Human Resources, Infosys.
Speaker Profile: MR. ANBUTHAMBI- Associate Vice President- ICTACT
A Post graduate in Business Management from XLRI Jamshedpur and currently the Associate Vice President – Education Initiatives for ICT Academy of Tamil Nadu, an initiative of Government of Tamil Nadu, Government of India and CII.
Anbu has thirteen years of experience in the Education & Training and Information Technology Industries. He is instrumental in establishing various new service offerings, developing & execution of various organizational strategic plans.
He combines both his technical and business management skills towards product formation & conceptualization, marketing, customer relationship, Strategic Planning, operations, project management and implementation of large projects.
Anbu has his Post Graduation in Business Management from XLRI Jamshedpur with a merit of third rank holder of his batch. He also has Masters Degree in Business Administration and bachelor degree in Computer Applications from Madurai Kamaraj University.
Anbu works closely with various Engineering Colleges and Management Institutions and support in the areas of Skill Development, Industry collaboration, Career guidance for students, nurturing innovation etc.
   
MR.BENEDICT AROKIASAMY-Director,
Talent Development, CSS CORP
 
Benedict has over 22 years of experience in the field of Education, Training, Skill Development and Learning & Development. As a Director for Talent Development, Benedict trains a large number of young talents in various Information and Communication Technologies, Domain Skills and Soft Skills. His Corporate Learning Academy is known for providing best in class ready to deploy professionals in the quickest possible time.
 
MR.SUJITH KUMAR,
Location Head - Human Resources, Infosys
Have over 12 years of professional experience in diversified areas of HR. Currently heading the HR function for the Chennai Development managing over 16000 employees. I am also responsible for the HR function of the RCL (Retail, CPG, Logistics & Lifesciences) vertical at Infosys as the Senior Manager - Business Partner for over 11000 Employees.One of the most popular speaker among student circles.
 
12.45 pm - 1.00 pm English and Campus Placements
MR. BALAJI SRINIVASAN,
Aricent Technologies
Speaker Profile:
2.00 pm – 2.30 pm Plenary IV: Bringing the 'Real world' into the Classroom
DR. VANAMALA VISHWANATHA,
Professor, Azim Premji Univerisity, Bangalore.
Speaker Profile:
Vanamala Viswanatha is an award-winning translator, working with Kannada and English. Apart from publishing seminal articles on various issues in English Studies and Translation Studies in both languages, she has translated into English and introduced Sara Aboobacker's Kannada novel (Breaking Ties, Macmillan India,2001) and an anthology of short stories by well-known Kannada writer P. Lankesh (When Stone Melts, 2004, Sahitya Akademi). She has co-edited Routes : Representations of the West in Short Fiction from South India, (Macmillan India,2000) in English and J Krishnamurti's writing into Kannada. Prof.Viswanatha is currently translating the first Kannada social novel Indira Bai for Oxford University Press and Harischandra Kavyam, a 13thcentury, medieval Kannada work for Harvard University Press, for the Murthy Classical Library of India Series. She has worked as Honorary Director, Centre for Translation, Sahitya Akademi, Bangalore and as Director of the Katha Translation for Equity Network.
 
2.30 pm – 3.45 pm Discussion - How have I became a Professional?
Moderator: DR. CHELLAPAN,
Former Director, State Institute of English.
Participants - DR. JOHN VARGHESE, EFLU Hyderabad,
MS.JENNA FRYDMAN, Director, Worldteach,
DR.ALBERT RYAN, Professor, KCG college of Technology,
MS.UMA MOHAN, ELT Consultant.
 
4.00 pm – 5.15 pm LecDem - From Broken English to Spoken English - The BPO way
MRS. VIMALA RANE and MR. DAVID NAVIEN,
Department of Training and Placements, Velammal Engineering College, Chennai.
 
Speaker Profile:
MRS. VIMALA RANE
Department of Training and Placements, Velammal Engineering College, Chennai.

Passionate softskills training with 18 years of experience in the industry in training freshers for
customer service, which includes language refinement. A qualified MSW, she has also years of
experience in student counseling and psychometric analysis

MR. DAVID NAVIEN
Department of Training and Placements, Velammal Engineering College, Chennai.
 
DAY3 Saturday, 21st July, 2012
11.00 am – 11.45 am Plenary V- Overcoming the Challenge of Writing : What is the role of a Dictionary?
MS. JOANNA TURNBULL,
Oxford Univerisity Press
 
11.45 am – 1.00 pm SYMPOSIUM on CCE
Moderator- DR. ANIL SARWAL. Professor.
Discussants:
MRS UMA SIVARAMAN, Asst Commissioner ,
KVS,
MRS SUDHA RAVI, OUP,
MRS JAYASHREE RAMA,Bombay,
MR ASHOK PUNUGU, Velammal Vidyashram,
VANEE GOPALAN,
DPS Bangalore.
 
2.00 pm – 2.45 pm Virtual Presentation - Active learning - Learning by Teaching
DR. NELLIE DEUTSCH
Founder, Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL), Canada
 
Speaker Profile: Dr. Nellie Deutsch is the founder of Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning(IT4ALL), an online informal network of volunteers that provides free and low-cost professional development workshops for educators around the world. Dr. Deutsch has written chapters in books on the use of technology and research (and has peer-reviewed articles, proposals for conferences, and books on technology enhanced learning. She also edits books on Moodle. Nellie reviews proposals for the International Leadership Association (ILA), TESOL conferences and other organizations.

Dr. Deutsch has presented on technology enhanced learning and educational leadership at conferences in the United States and virtually around the world. Nellie organized and chaired a panel discussion on the merits and challenges of integrating technology into the classroom at the International Leadership Association (ILA) in London, in 2011. She also participated in a panel discussion on culture in the English classroom and how Moodle can be used for intercultural projects at TESOL 2012. Nellie is an invited guest at the upcoming leadership convention in Atlantic University in the fall of 2012. She will present conduct a workshop on authenticity and leadership.

 
2.45 pm – 3.30 pm Plenary VI- Societal Scaffolding for Formal Second Language learning: The Rural Experiment and Experience.
DR. P. BHASKARAN NAIR,
Associate Professor,
ELT at Pondicherry Central University
Speaker Profile:

• MLitt and PhD in ELT from CIEFL Hyderabad
• Areas of interest: Teacher Education and Materials Development
• Author/ Editor of about 60 textbooks for schools and universities
• Author of about 20 research articles
• Working on rural empowerment through English language education
 
Welcome Address  
DR. G A GHANASHYAM IYENGAR
Vice President, ELTAI
Presidential Address  
Worshipful MAYOR THIRU SAIDAI S. DURAISAMY
Chennai Corporation
Valedictory Address  
CHRIS BRANDWOOD
First Secretary English Language Education,
British Council, Delhi
Felicitation  
DR. T S SRIDHAR, IAS
Additional Chief Secretary, Govt Of Tamilnadu
Felicitation  
MR V JAYANTH
Senior Associate Editor, The Hindu
Felicitation  
DR. N SETHURAMAN
Registrar, SRM University, Chennai
Felicitation  
DR. PAUL RODRIGUES
Dean Research, Velammal Engineering College
 
 
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