Introducing Our Plenary Speakers

We are pleased to introduce this year’s plenary speakers! Zuzana Straková Zuzka is a TEFL specialist and has been teaching and working with pre-service trainees, trainers and in-service teachers since 1991. She is an associate professor at the English Language and Literature Department at the Institute of British and American Studies at the Faculty of Arts,…

Presenting the Using Drama in ELT Workshop Facilitators

Almost everyone loves a good story or play. And we’ve been taught to use roleplays in our teaching, but there’s so much more that using drama can be sued for.  Besides David Farmer, we’re glad to welcome back some old friends and colleagues, David Farmer and our own Hon Chong, and hear from some new friends…

Presenting the Upper Secondary (teens/adults) Workshop Facilitators

As usual, we’ve got a strong group of teacher trainers from around Europe to share their expertise with those of us teaching older teens and adults at secondary schools, universities, language schools, and one-on-one.  Some of those coming to share with us do teacher training professionally, but there are several who are primarily classroom teachers, just like us….

Presenting the Lower Secondary Workshop Facilitators

Teaching lower secondary can be a challenge. It seems it’s an age group (11-15) we either enjoy immensely or the one we avoid at all costs. This year, we’ve got several workshops on helping this age group grow in their cultural communicative competence as well as improve their English. We hope you find something you can…

Presenting the YLs Workshop Facilitators

We’re very pleased to have excellent teachers in the field of teaching young learners (preschool, kindergarten, and primary) join us for this year’s conference. Of course, there’s our own Zuzka Straková from Prešov who will be doing a 90-min workshop, but then we have three others who are also tops in the field: teacher trainer and materials…

Judit Kovács

FOCUS ON THE CONTENT: A NATURAL CONTEXT FOR EFL YLS (A1-A2 LOWER SECONDARY; TEACHERS WITH SOME EXPERIENCE/TEACHER TRAINERS) FRIDAY 4.40-5.25PM In this workshop, we will present various tasks activities across the primary curriculum, such as Maths, Science, Art, etc., with the aim of offering ways how cognitive, social, and emotional skills might foster language acquisition…

Éva Trentinné Benkő

Focus on the Content: A natural context for EFL YLs (A1-A2 Lower secondary; Teachers with some experience/Teacher trainers) Friday 4.40-5.25pm In this workshop, we will present various tasks activities across the primary curriculum, such as Maths, Science, Art, etc., with the aim of offering ways how cognitive, social, and emotional skills might foster language acquisition…

Eva Lange

USING LITERATURE CREATIVELY (A2 LOWER SECONDARY; TEACHERS WITH SOME EXPERIENCE) SATURDAY 10.15-11AM This workshop will deal with using the worlds of Robinson Crusoe, Pocahontas and Gulliver, and interesting activities about them, to help our students not just understand the language and be interested in the literature but also to discover hidden meanings and the diversity…

Lucie Podroužková

Shakespeare in the classroom (B1 Lower Secondary; All teachers) Friday 3.40-4.25pm This year’s anniversary of the great dramatist and poet, whoever he was, brings attention to his work once again. The question is how to use it in the classroom to make it understandable and meaningful to today’s students or even those with SEN (specific…

Šárka Dohnalová

Shakespeare in the classroom (B1 Lower Secondary; All teachers) Friday 3.40-4.25pm This year’s anniversary of the great dramatist and poet, whoever he was, brings attention to his work once again. The question is how to use it in the classroom to make it understandable and meaningful to today’s students or even those with SEN (specific…

Sue Barfield

TEACHING AND EXPERIENCING ROMA CULTURE (B1 LOWER SECONDARY; ALL TEACHERS) FRIDAY 2.45-3.30PM In this workshop, Igor (a Teach for Slovakia teacher) will talk about his two-year English teaching experience at a Roma school, including how he used the tri-lingual (Slovak, English, Romani) book “Children of the Sun” in his classroom and the after-school program. Sue…

Igor André

TEACHING AND EXPERIENCING ROMA CULTURE (B1 LOWER SECONDARY; ALL TEACHERS) FRIDAY 2.45-3.30PM In this workshop, Igor (a Teach for Slovakia teacher) will talk about his two-year English teaching experience at a Roma school, including how he used the tri-lingual (Slovak, English, Romani) book “Children of the Sun” in his classroom and the after-school program. Sue…

Tijana Nesic Ristic

BORDERS ARE INSIGNIFICANT IF WE CAN SURPASS OUR LIMITS (B1 LOWER SECONDARY; NEW AND ALL TEACHERS) SATURDAY 2.25-3.10PM No matter how many countries’ borders you cross, you find people struggling to live a normal life, raise their children, provide them with a better start for the future; defying prejudices, racial or gender stereotypes, poverty, and…