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  • Writer's pictureTri Minh Nguyen

Excited to Present at The International Conference on EOP 2024

I had the honor of presenting at The International Conference on English for Occupational Purposes (EOP) 2024, held at the prestigious Hanoi University of Industry in Vietnam. This conference is a key event in the field of English language education, bringing together educators, researchers, and practitioners from around the world to explore the latest developments and best practices in EOP.

The title of my talk was "Integrating Global Perspectives in Language Education: Reality and Remedies."  This presentation tackled the crucial need for incorporating a global viewpoint in language education, especially in the context of occupational purposes.

Here’s a glimpse into what I discussed
  1. Global Competence: In our increasingly interconnected world, it's essential for language learners to develop global competence. I explored strategies to help students acquire the skills needed to communicate effectively across diverse international settings.

  2. Cultural Sensitivity: Understanding and appreciating cultural differences is key to professional success. I shared methods for integrating cultural sensitivity training into EOP curricula, helping learners navigate cross-cultural interactions more effectively.

  3. AuthentAuthentic Contexts: Utilizing real-world scenarios from various industries worldwide makes learning more engaging and relevant. I provided examples of authentic materials and case studies that can be incorporated into teaching practices.

  4. Challenges and Remedies: Educators often face significant challenges when integrating global perspectives into their teaching. I identified these challenges and offered practical solutions, drawing from both research and my personal experiences.

  5. Collaborative Approaches: Promoting collaboration among learners from different cultural backgrounds enriches the learning experience. I discussed techniques to facilitate collaborative projects and peer learning in EOP settings.

As I reflect on the conference experience, I am filled with excitement and optimism. The opportunity to share my research and learn from other experts has been incredibly inspiring. I am confident that the knowledge and experiences gained from this event will have a lasting impact on my work and on the learners I teach.

To my fellow attendees and colleagues, thank you for the enriching conversations and insights. Let’s continue to work together to advance the field of EOP and make a meaningful difference in the lives of our students.

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