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Guy Brook-Hart
Guy Brook-Hart has taught English for over 30 years. He started teaching in Egypt and has since worked in Kuwait, France, Britain and Spain where he works for the British Council.
With Cambridge University Press he has published Instant IELTS (2004), Business Benchmark Vantage(2006), Business Benchmark Higher (2007), Complete First Certificate (2008), with Simon HainesComplete CAE (2009), with Vanessa Jakeman Complete IELTS 4. More
Guy Brook-Hart has taught English for over 30 years. He started teaching in Egypt and has since worked in Kuwait, France, Britain and Spain where he works for the British Council.
With Cambridge University Press he has published Instant IELTS (2004), Business Benchmark Vantage(2006), Business Benchmark Higher (2007), Complete First Certificate (2008), with Simon HainesComplete CAE (2009), with Vanessa Jakeman Complete IELTS 4.5-5 (2012) and Complete IELTS 5-6.5(2012). He is currently working on new editions of Business Benchmark and the third level of Complete IELTS. Back

Presentation: KEYNOTE LECTURE: Thinking beyond exams
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Name: KEYNOTE LECTURE: Thinking beyond exams   

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My plenary session will focus on the critical thinking skills required to perform well in Cambridge exams and argue that we, as teachers, need to find ways to develop our students? critical thinking skills not just for exam purposes but because these skills will stand them in excellent stead whatever they do in life afterwards. I shall be suggesting ways in which teachers can develop critical thinking skills which will, perhaps, change the way they teach, relate to their students and the way they, as teachers, see their job.

Presentation: Teaching essay writing
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Name: Teaching essay writing  

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My workshop on Teaching Essay writing will be a follow-up on my Plenary session applying the ideas introduced there to the practical writing skills required in Part 1 of Cambridge First and Cambridge Advanced. I will suggest classroom activities and procedures which I hope teachers will find useful for teaching essay-writing and will also inspire them to employ similar activities, approaches and techniques when teaching other forms of writing. All my talk, while having a sound theoretical basis, are full of useful practical ideas, sound information and have been tested in the classroom.

Presentation: Now I'd like you to talk about something together
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Name: Now I'd like you to talk about something together  

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My workshop "Now I'd like you to talk about something together" will give information on the speaking skills tested in Cambridge First and Advanced and how students can optimize their scores in the exam. I will give plenty of practical suggestions for classroom activities which will make teaching speaking skills more rewarding and enjoyable both for students and teachers.


Lewis Lansford
Lewis got his first taste of teaching English in Barcelona in the late 1980s. The experience inspired him to get a Master's in TESOL, after which he taught at a university language centre in Arizona and then a manufacturing company in Japan. In 1995, he took an editorial job with a major publisher in Hong Kong developing materials for Asia, and in 1997 became a freelance editor, project manager and writer in the UK. More
Lewis got his first taste of teaching English in Barcelona in the late 1980s. The experience inspired him to get a Master's in TESOL, after which he taught at a university language centre in Arizona and then a manufacturing company in Japan. In 1995, he took an editorial job with a major publisher in Hong Kong developing materials for Asia, and in 1997 became a freelance editor, project manager and writer in the UK. He has worked on books, videos, tests, audio materials, worksheets, apps and online materials for English learners of all ages across the world. He's one of the authors National Geographic Learning's Keynote series, featuring TED Talks. He currently lives in York. Back

Presentation: The power of student presentations: Using TED Talks to develop transferrable skills
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Name: The power of student presentations: Using TED Talks to develop transferrable skills  

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This workshop will begin by discussing exactly what we usually mean by 'transferrable skills,' and the extent to which they are important for young adult and adult students of English as Second Language. We'll then look at the wider context of English communication in the workplace and the skills needed to succeed in both academic and professional life. Finally, we'll watch and a TED Talk and discuss the merits and challenges of using it as authentic input in the classroom. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to explain the role of presentations in education beyond the usual 'presentation skills' syllabus, identify transferrable skills that can be developed through presentation work, organise a lesson based around a TED Talk.

Presentation: Accent, culture, communication: What are the targets for global learners?
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Name: Accent, culture, communication: What are the targets for global learners?  

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Globally, the majority of English-language conversations don't involve a native speaker. Using TED talks by non-native English speakers, this session explores these questions: What are the teaching implications of English as a Lingua Franca? How should teachers approach non-standard or ungrammatical input? How do we prepare learners for real-world communication?


Dave Spencer
After studying languages at Oxford University, David Spencer trained to be a Secondary School teacher. He then moved to Spain where he has been living and teaching ever since. He continues to teach teenage students every day in a school near Madrid. Dave began writing courses for Macmillan in 1994. More
After studying languages at Oxford University, David Spencer trained to be a Secondary School teacher. He then moved to Spain where he has been living and teaching ever since. He continues to teach teenage students every day in a school near Madrid. Dave began writing courses for Macmillan in 1994. His latest series is the 2nd Edition of Gateway ? Gateway to Maturita, a highly successful multi-level course designed to prepare teenage students for exams and life after school. Dave has given talks to teachers in over twenty countries and delivered methodology webinars and youtube presentations to thousands of teachers around the world. His facebook Gateway community site is constantly full of great ideas for teachers. Back

Presentation: PLENARY talk: Exam Success (But Not Only!) (60 min)
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Name: PLENARY talk: Exam Success (But Not Only!) (60 min)  

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English exams are everywhere nowadays. The real question is how we can prepare our students for exams but, at the same time, keep their motivation high. This talk will suggest how and why we should find a balance between exam work and all the other things that help to create well-rounded and keen learners of English. After looking at a few key theoretical issues, the session will focus on practical classroom activities, including attention to the development of oral skills to prepare for speaking exams.

Presentation: Workshop: Developing Writing: Overcoming the Obstacles (60 min.) ? for Teens
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Name: Workshop: Developing Writing: Overcoming the Obstacles (60 min.) ? for Teens  

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Are your students scared of the blank page in front of them? Do they suffer from a permanent "writer's block"? Is it the writing exam the one they fear the most? In this session we shall first look at some reasons why writing is one of the hardest and most frustrating of the four skills to master, particularly for teenagers. Then comes the good news - that there are different solutions for many of the obstacles that make writing such a complicated skill for students to master. The main part of the session will be dedicated to trying out a wide variety of practical writing activities and games that will not only help students to develop as writers of English but also make them realize that writing, believe it or not, can actually be enjoyable.



WhY ATTEND

ELTForum is a conference specifically designed for English teachers. All the plenary, workshop and talk speakers and topics were chosen for the purpose of developing pedagogical skills, reflecting new trends and expectations in the teaching of foreign languages. The plenary speakers are international experts in the field of ELT. Some workshop presenters are well-respected international ELT practitioners while others are better known here in Slovakia. A vital part of the conference are the book stalls and exhibits by ELT publishers, language institutions and test centres.

Be inspired, get motivated, share your expertise, enjoy the company of your colleagues and learn something new all at the same time! Join us!

 
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