Who we are
We are a network of teachers, teacher educators and researchers concerned with issues of teaching English in large classes / otherwise under-resourced or 'difficult' circumstances. Anyone interested can join in by becoming a member of our Facebook group (see 'Participate' above).
The TELC network was originally set up by Richard Smith and Fauzia Shamim in 2008. There have been meetings of committee members (see below) yearly since then at IATEFL conferences in the UK. At the 2011 IATEFL conference we held our first joint conference presentation (accessible via 'Presentations' above) and we hope to organize further conference events in the future. The University of Warwick Centre for Applied Linguistics hosted our website in the past, and we are still maintaining our records of publications there (at http://www.warwick.ac.uk/go/telc). However, we transferred our main website here in May 2011, primarily in order to widen participation and enhance interaction.
Coordinators and committee
The joint coordinators of TELCnet for its first ten years were Dr Richard Smith (University of Warwick, UK) and Dr Fauzia Shamim (Taibah University, Saudi Arabia), with a committee comprising Dr Harry Kuchah (formerly Ministry of Basic Education, Cameroon), Dr Rama Mathew (formerly University of Delhi, India), Dr Nigussie Negash (formerly, Ethiopian Civil Service College, Ethiopia), Dr Prem Phyak (Tribhuvan University, Nepal), Dr Shelagh Rixon (formerly University of Warwick), Zakia Sarwar (SPELT, Pakistan) and Dr Wang Qiang (formerly Beijing Normal University, China), advised by Hywel Coleman (formerly University of Leeds),with Dr Mais Ajjan as postdoctoral research assistant.
From April 2018 onwards, the joint coordinators have been Dr Harry Kuchah (University of Bath, UK) and Dr Prem Phyak (Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal)
TELCnet joint coordinators: Dr Prem Phyak (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Harry Kuchah (email@example.com)