Zuzana Straková: Plenary and YLs Workshop

  Every time we put on a conference, we get the question: “Will  Zuzana Straková be there?” If we answer “No”, the response is often “Oh. Then maybe I won’t come.” But this year we can say, “YES!” So come! We are so pleased that Sue has fit us into her busy schedule. We always enjoy…

Russell Stannard: Plenary and YLs Workshop

Last autumn, one of our members, Jana Pastorkova, contacted us to tell us about Russell Stannard. She’d heard him  at IATEFL Hungary’s annual conference and learned so much that she thought we should invite him to our conference this year. Russell is a ‘technologist’. That’s an English blend (remember your university courses on lexicology?) meaning ‘technology specialist’. In…

David Farmer: Plenary and Drama Workshop

While David Farmer is one of the best known practitioners and resource developers in the field of using drama in teaching English, he isn’t well known in Slovakia. There are, however, some non-Slovak English teachers here who know his work well because they use his resources and own dogeared copies of his books of games and drama activities….

Keynote: Lynda Steyne

KEYNOTE: MIND THE GAP, FRIDAY 1.30-2.30 Learning anything is all about bridging the gaps between what we know and what we don’t. In our classrooms, we’re fairly sure of the linguistic gaps in our students’ knowledge and skills, and we take steps to bridge those gaps. But there are other skills more difficult to measure but…

Introducing More Workshop Facilitators – Teens, Adults, and Seniors

There are 3 more workshops for those of us teaching teens, adults, or even seniors. We’re sure the conference delegates will find something they can use. Angelos Bollas (MA ELT, Delta) is based in Greece, the UK, and online.  He is interested in online education and CPD, as well as pre- and in-service teacher training. His…

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. These…

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 Using ICT in ELT Workshop Facilitators

Technology in the classroom is a rather hot topic these days. Some people think it can – and will – solve all our educational problems (and many governments spend a lot of money on it) while others think it should be banned entirely (which is what most of our schools do with kids’ mobile phones)….

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…