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 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,…