56th TEFLIN International Conference, Malang, East-Java, 8-10 December 2009
TEFLIN is a professional organization which stands for the association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language in Indonesia. The members of TEFLIN are institutions and individual teachers of English in secondary and tertiary education institutions in Indonesia as well as instructors in non-formal English courses. The objective of TEFLIN is to provide English teachers with opportunities to share and discuss contemporary issues (trends), and developments in language teaching, learning, and research. TEFLIN also aims to provide direction to the future development of English language teaching in Indonesia.
To achieve its purpose, TEFLIN conducts an annual International Conference organized by its member institutions. This conference is a major event and attended by some 300 to 400 participants from institutions all over Indonesia and abroad. The speakers at the conference are invited scholars, university lecturers, and secondary school teachers. The major theme of this conference is RESPONDING to GLOBAL CHALLENGES through QUALITY ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING
On this conference, i presented a paper entitled "Communicative Competence on Second Language Teaching". It is due to the need of Delevoping Language Competence on English Language Teaching. Thus, the English Language Teaching is not only focusing to the grammatical competence, but also to the sociolinguistic competence, discourse competence, and the strategic competence.
I suggest to whom who may concern to the development of English Language Teaching to join the next TEFLIN Conference. It will give you a new insight about a better strategy to the development of English Language Teaching in Indonesia.