ELT forum - konferencia pre angličtinárov

Building blocks of ELT: language, learner, vision
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Thom Jones
Thom Jones has lived in more than a dozen countries and delivered training in over 70 of them. Formerly part of the senior executive at Embassy CES before becoming Director of Operations USA for Studygroup, he returned to the UK to work with Trinity College London and now works with a variety of organisations on a wide range of projects. More
Thom Jones has lived in more than a dozen countries and delivered training in over 70 of them. Formerly part of the senior executive at Embassy CES before becoming Director of Operations USA for Studygroup, he returned to the UK to work with Trinity College London and now works with a variety of organisations on a wide range of projects. He is principal of Oxford College International summer programme for SBC and runs his own company, Brock Solutions Agency. He regularly presents around the world on a number of topics and is a guest lecturer at four universities. He is also a freelance trainer in business and management. Back

Presentation: PLENARY - Flexible Freedom: The bendy truth about teaching
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Name: PLENARY - Flexible Freedom: The bendy truth about teaching  

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We will look at the truth of intercultural communication and the real reasons students study and teachers teach. We'll sort through some of the perceived wisdom on methods, skills and how we can divest them of cultural agendas while trying to promote elements of inclusion. We'll shake the native teacher fallacy and see what elements of gender, age, race and cultural bias fall out of the bottom of the packet. Two things we often hear in class are: "PUT THAT PHONE AWAY!" and "SPEAK ENGLISH!" Both typify some grave concerns in the EFL classroom underlying a serious disconnect between the teacher and the art of teaching. We will use the display of a variety of creative exercises for all levels and ages to explore the themes of technology, resources, 21st century skills, ingrained responses, relevance and motivation.

Presentation: WORKSHOP - Brexit: Where Now?
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Name: WORKSHOP - Brexit: Where Now?  

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With little clarity as to what the ramifications the Brexit will bring, there has been much speculation about how businesses will be affected by leaving the EU and the single market. This session will ask members of the retail travel industry which areas they feel will be hit the hardest and where new opportunities may lie.


Varinder Lekh
Varinder Unlu has worked in ELT for 26 years in all contexts from private language schools to FE and HE, teaching students ranging in age from 6-80 years old. She is a teacher, teacher trainer, materials writer, and the coordinator for the IATEFL IP&SEN SIG. More
Varinder Unlu has worked in ELT for 26 years in all contexts from private language schools to FE and HE, teaching students ranging in age from 6-80 years old. She is a teacher, teacher trainer, materials writer, and the coordinator for the IATEFL IP&SEN SIG. She has been a DOS/Academic Manager since 2002, and is currently Academic Director at Bloomsbury International. She is also working on her MA TESOL. Back

Presentation: PLENARY - CPD. Is it for everyone?
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Name: PLENARY - CPD. Is it for everyone?  

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In a perfect world, all teachers would have access to CPD [write out what CPD is], all teachers would have time for CPD, all teachers would have financial support for CPD. However, the reality is far from this ideal. CPD becomes one of the first things to be cut when an organisation is going through difficult times, and in some parts of the world it's not even considered as something important and so it doesn't happen at all. What can teachers do to continue to develop when times are hard? How can teachers develop where there is no development plan or resources? Why have a continuous professional development plan? Does everyone want it? Is it necessary? How do we persuade school directors to see that investing in teachers will actually benefit the school in the long run? In this talk I would like to look at the ways we can help teachers with CPD in difficult scenarios and try to answer these questions.


Duncan Foord
Duncan Foord is the Director of Oxford TEFL, teacher training and language schools in Barcelona and Prague. He has 30 years of experience in language teaching, teacher training, and school leadership and management. He is the author of "From English Teacher to Learner Coach" (with Dan Barber, The Round 2014), "The Developing Teacher" (Delta Publishing, 2009), and "The Language Teachers Survival Handbook" with Lindsay Clandfield (Its Magazines, 2008). More
Duncan Foord is the Director of Oxford TEFL, teacher training and language schools in Barcelona and Prague. He has 30 years of experience in language teaching, teacher training, and school leadership and management. He is the author of "From English Teacher to Learner Coach" (with Dan Barber, The Round 2014), "The Developing Teacher" (Delta Publishing, 2009), and "The Language Teachers Survival Handbook" with Lindsay Clandfield (Its Magazines, 2008). He is lead trainer for the Oxford TEFL Leadership in ELT course, both the online and the face-to-face courses. Back

Presentation: PLENARY - A Coaching Approach to Teacher Development
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Name: PLENARY - A Coaching Approach to Teacher Development  

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Direct your own professional development and help others through using some simple coaching techniques. We will look at how to connect effectively with your colleagues and the schools where you work and how to integrate assessment and formal training in the development of your teaching and your career.

Presentation: WORKSHOP - Developing teachers in a developing school
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Name: WORKSHOP - Developing teachers in a developing school  

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We will look at and discuss options for creating a teacher driven development culture in your school where teachers are encouraged to improve their teaching, contribute to the school and pursue individual professional goals. The workshop will include examples from CPD policy and activities at Oxford House schools in Barcelona and Prague.



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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