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Building blocks of ELT: language, learner, vision

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Thom Jones has lived in over a dozen countries and has provided trainings all over the world! Its difficult to say how Thomas got to where he is today because as a student he was very unsuccessful and was often met with failing grades. He even started his professional life as a waiter before going into teaching, then administration before finally ending up as the independent freelancer he is today. Ďalšie
Thom Jones has lived in over a dozen countries and has provided trainings all over the world! Its difficult to say how Thomas got to where he is today because as a student he was very unsuccessful and was often met with failing grades. He even started his professional life as a waiter before going into teaching, then administration before finally ending up as the independent freelancer he is today.
Some of his accomplishments are having worked as the senior executive at Embassy CES, as well as the Director of Operations for Study Group USA followed by his return to the UK to work with Trinity College, London.
Presently, he works with a variety of organisations on a wide range of projects. He is principal of Oxford College International summer programme for SBC while simultaneously running his own company: Brock Solutions Agency. He presents regularly around the world on a range of topics and is a guest lecturer at four different universities.
Ten years ago he cycled from the UK to Turkey, travelling through 11 countries for a charity fundraiser. He arrived at IATEFL 2015 in Manchester having cycled from Frankfurt in only five days, accompanied by round the world cyclist Julian Sayarer, who of course got there first!
He is rubbish at maths but his mother thinks he is great at everything! Späť

Prezentácia: PLENARY - Flexible Freedom: The bendy truth about teaching
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Názov: 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.

Prezentácia: WORKSHOP - Nobody wants to be here. Teaching the unwilling.
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Názov: WORKSHOP - Nobody wants to be here. Teaching the unwilling.  

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We can teach, but they have to learn. Many students feel that turning up is enough. How many times have we all heard someone say "I loved (insert subject) at school, but I had a terrible teacher so I learnt nothing"?
We are not Harry Potter and none of us are carrying a magic wand?so we have to create an environment where students will want to engage. We need to maintain our own levels of energy and motivation as much as theirs, and so do they. We are all responsible for this and share the burden.
We'll look at techniques to set up an environment conducive to all of the above, and activities, ideas and strategies to keep the energy going for all. Enough buzzwards, methodology and abstract discussion-this is concrete foundations to build a class on. In anything, at any age or level.
Every participant has to promise to use at least one of the ideas we'll look at in their next class. I will if you will!
Suitable for teachers of any language or, indeed, subject.
It will be interactive, there will be workshop elements and learning and doing...there will be NO communal singing nor will anyone be forced to do star jumps.
There will be shouting, throwing things and probably some sweeties involved somewhere.

Main points to be covered:

- Flexible, organic classrooms
- Classroom control
- Swiss Army knife lessons-ensuring you have back up plans up your sleeve
- Ways to use your phone as a valid educational tool
- A selection of communicative teaching exercises that will work at all levels
- Motivating them all-students and staff

Prezentácia: WORKSHOP - Who's in charge here? Management explored
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Názov: WORKSHOP - Who's in charge here? Management explored  

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We'll be taking a whistlestop tour through managing schools, materials, teachers, students, parents and.......expectations.
Traditional management styles, uses of resources, staff management, student inclusion, parental support. Dreams and the realities as well as where we can use unifying ideology and transparent access to information in order to help, and build solid foundations for our schools growth and success. Leadership styles and how we can use them, when and with whom?
This is a session looking at management of successful programmes and how to get the best out of staff, students and your surroundings. Most importantly how to come through with your sanity, homelife and business all on track. We'll talk about ways to engage everyone involved and roll with the punches. We'll look at coping mechanisms and why we make the same mistakes again and again and we'll look at motivation of all involved.
It will be a talk and a workshop and we'll be asking a clever room for clever ideas to share. Bring your own clever.

Main points to be covered:

- Leadership
- Who are we dealing with?
- Goals
- Flexible outcomes
- Motivation
- HR with love
- Expectations




Varinder Lekh 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. Ďalšie
Varinder Lekh 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. Späť

Prezentácia: PLENARY - CPD. Is it for everyone?
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Názov: 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.

Prezentácia: WORKSHOP - NNESTs or NESTs?
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Názov: WORKSHOP - NNESTs or NESTs?  

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Teaching English as a foreign or second language was always seen as best done by native English speakers, and still is in a lot of contexts by School Directors, HR departments, students and parents. In this session we will be discussing why, when most of the world's English teachers are non-native and it is not necessary to have a native level command of English, does recruitment still discriminate against NNESTs in favour of NESTs and how we can change this. We will attempt to define what the qualities of a "good" teacher are and if NESTs always are the best and only choice.
We will also be looking at our hiring policies, from the initial advertisement placed in newspapers and on websites to short-listing, interviewing and hiring and discuss why safe recruitment is preferred over fair recruitment.




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). Ďalšie
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. Späť

Prezentácia: PLENARY - A Coaching Approach to Teacher Development
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Názov: 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.

Prezentácia: WORKSHOP - Developing teachers in a developing school
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Názov: 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.




Alison Blair started out teaching languages in the UK but is now living in Spain where she divides her time between teaching English in infant and primary schools, training English teachers and writing classroom materials.
She has also worked with the British Council, as a teacher trainer, setting up professional development courses for primary English teachers' in Spain as well as collaborating on courses run by teachers centres and training organisations in several countries in South America and Europe. Ďalšie
Alison Blair started out teaching languages in the UK but is now living in Spain where she divides her time between teaching English in infant and primary schools, training English teachers and writing classroom materials.
She has also worked with the British Council, as a teacher trainer, setting up professional development courses for primary English teachers' in Spain as well as collaborating on courses run by teachers centres and training organisations in several countries in South America and Europe.
She has co-authored several courses for Preschool and Primary ELL among them Twister (Richmond English), Stardust (Oxford University Press), Think Do Learn (Oxford Educación Espana) and Jungle Fun (Richmond English). She is one of the authors of Academy Stars, a new primary course from Macmillan. Späť

Prezentácia: Getting children talking ... in English (Primary school Teachers)
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Názov: Getting children talking ... in English (Primary school Teachers)   

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Whilst parents may be keen for their children to acquire a high level of English for their professional futures in a global world, for the majority of young children English is quite simply what happens in your classroom. The more you can engage your children's attention through appealing content and attractive activities, the more English they will learn, as well as laying the foundations for a life-long positive attitude to language learning.
Young children are by nature eager to communicate and collaborate. In this workshop we will focus on looking at ways of upgrading speaking in your classroom by increasing the amount of time each child speaks in a lesson. We will also look at a variety of activity types and how to manage them in both small and large groups using a course book.

Prezentácia: Children and Grammar: Yes? No? or How?
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Názov: Children and Grammar: Yes? No? or How?  

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By the age of six children have subconsciously internalized the complex grammar system of their mother tongue and are on the whole able to produce accurate and appropriate sentences? an amazing once in a lifetime feat!
Unfortunately the circumstances of learning a foreign language in a classroom are fundamentally different: far fewer contact hours and minimal individual attention. Children are able to pick up words and short expressions relatively quickly but find producing sentences more of a challenge.
This workshop will look at age-appropriate ways that we can use our knowledge of grammar to help children learn and manipulate sentence patterns confidently within a communicative framework. This will include an innovative child-friendly approach to grammar.




Edmund Dudley is a teacher trainer, materials writer and teacher of English with more than 20 years of classroom experience.
Based in Budapest, he has extensive experience in teaching EFL at both the primary and secondary levels. He has worked with teachers of English from around the world as a freelance teacher trainer, and as a tutor at the University of Oxford's ELT Summer Seminar, held at Exeter College. Ďalšie
Edmund Dudley is a teacher trainer, materials writer and teacher of English with more than 20 years of classroom experience.
Based in Budapest, he has extensive experience in teaching EFL at both the primary and secondary levels. He has worked with teachers of English from around the world as a freelance teacher trainer, and as a tutor at the University of Oxford's ELT Summer Seminar, held at Exeter College.
He is the co-author of OUP's Mixed-Ability Teaching (with Erika Osváth). Späť

Prezentácia: Managing the mixed-ability classroom
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Názov: Managing the mixed-ability classroom   

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This session asks a number of questions about effective management of the primary classroom and considers ways in which classroom management has a role in helping students with different strengths, skills and needs to find a foothold in the lesson.

How can I get students into small groups effectively? We'll look at some of the options available to us and consider the benefits of mixed-level groups and pairings for fostering a growth mindset.

How can students be best encouraged to take part in the lesson? We'll address the issue of passive behaviour and look at a number of techniques designed to get students itching to take part more fully than before.

Is it worth considering alternatives to 'hands up'? We'll look at one technique for randomising the process of calling on students in class and discuss its benefits - and pitfalls.

How can I handle distracted and hard-to-reach students? I'll share some techniques that have worked for me.

Prezentácia: Making the most of students' potential
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Názov: Making the most of students' potential  

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In this session aimed at secondary school teachers, we consider simple and practical ways in which we can help students in mixed-ability groups realise and develop their own unique potential.

We'll think about the limitations of 'talent' and 'ability' and suggest practical ways that students can be guided towards a more empowering 'growth mindset' in which personal improvement is the real premium.

We'll consider how the content and language of the lesson can become more accessible and engaging to students in the group ? whatever their language level, personality and interests might be - through applying differentiated instruction principles in an interesting and simple way.

We'll also address the question of using L1 in the language-learning classroom and try out a number of activities that enable the mother language to be used in order to boost learning and confidence. Additionally, we'll think about techniques for regulating the use of L1 in the classroom too.




Alex Roditis holds a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Athens, Greece. He taught English as a Foreign Language to international students of all ages and levels for 7 years before joining Express Publishing as an ELT Consultant and a Teacher Trainer in 2013. Ďalšie
Alex Roditis holds a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Athens, Greece. He taught English as a Foreign Language to international students of all ages and levels for 7 years before joining Express Publishing as an ELT Consultant and a Teacher Trainer in 2013. He is also a Speaking Examiner for various examination institutions and travels extensively, participating in conferences and seminars all over Europe, the Middle East and Australia. Späť

Prezentácia: Gamification & Practical Application for EFL Learners
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Názov: Gamification & Practical Application for EFL Learners  

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Gamification is the application of game-design elements and principles in non-game contexts. Organisations from hospitals, governments, and corporations are all utilising gamification to motivate users, and engage employees and customers. Game-enhanced learning can also be utilised in education with great benefits. Not only can it help improve student motivation and knowledge acquisition, but also provide learners with an opportunity to develop cognitive, social and emotional skills.

Prezentácia: Specialization for the 21st Century Learner
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Názov: Specialization for the 21st Century Learner  

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The 21st century workplace has been transformed by globalization and digitalization. To achieve success, learners must develop the specialized English skills and the 21st Century Skills employers require. Career Paths offers a unique approach to ESP by developing students' vocational English abilities while simultaneously improving their ability to communicate, collaborate, think critically, and create in both physical and digital contexts.




Michaela Tilton received her Master's degree from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and worked at various high-technology and communications companies. In 2006 she relocated from the United States to the Czech Republic and has been managing and developing programs focused on learning and brain development related to early childhood development. Ďalšie
Michaela Tilton received her Master's degree from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and worked at various high-technology and communications companies. In 2006 she relocated from the United States to the Czech Republic and has been managing and developing programs focused on learning and brain development related to early childhood development. Her most recent objective has been researching and implementing programs with proven scientific methods of English language learning. Her primary focus is neuroscience-based programs for English learning developed by the scientists at Scientific Learning. Späť

Prezentácia: Building the English Language Learners' Brain
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Názov: Building the English Language Learners' Brain  

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Despite educators' best efforts to teach English as quickly and effectively as possible, many students never develop academic English fluency. In this presentation, we will discuss the newest research on the English language learner's brain, reasons why English acquisition is slow, and how effective technological adjuncts can build the English brain, quickly and effectively, moving students to proficiency faster.




I was born and raised in North London and moved to Hungary, with my two children, in 2007. I did my initial CELTA training in 1998 and have been teaching EFL/ESOL ever since. I went on to acquire a DELTA, PGCE and a Masters in Education ( TESOL). I am currently studying for a PHD in Applied Linguistics with the main area of my research being focused on developing confidence and learner autonomy in a teacher training context. Ďalšie
I was born and raised in North London and moved to Hungary, with my two children, in 2007. I did my initial CELTA training in 1998 and have been teaching EFL/ESOL ever since. I went on to acquire a DELTA, PGCE and a Masters in Education ( TESOL). I am currently studying for a PHD in Applied Linguistics with the main area of my research being focused on developing confidence and learner autonomy in a teacher training context.
From 1998 to 2007 I taught EFL/ESOL in a North London FE college, which also included ESP for a variety of subjects while working with asylum seekers preparing to further their education or join the job market. I also taught on the Certificate of Education as a teacher trainer and acted as a quality manager, carrying out lesson observations and running staff development sessions. One of the roles I particularly enjoyed was my role as a student support coordinator, which gave me real insight into the needs and problems of students and how they can be supported through the learning process.
Since moving to Hungary I spent five years teaching in a secondary grammar school and I am currently a teacher and trainer for the English and American studies Institute at the University of Pannonia in Veszprém. I also teach and examine for the British Council Hungary. Späť

Prezentácia: Lack of language competence or confidence?
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Názov: Lack of language competence or confidence?  

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I am currently working towards my PhD in applied linguistics and my area of interest is developing learner training and learner autonomy in the teacher training context. One area which frequently arises is the issue of language confidence on the parts of both the teachers and students. This results in a lack of willingness to communicate and the vicious circle some learners (and teachers) find themselves trapped in.
Over the last year, I have been carrying out some research on confidence issues in language learners, in service and trainee teachers on university education programmes.
During this workshop I will be sharing some confidence crushers, from students' perspectives. We will then follow this up with some confidence boosting activities, I have created and applied throughout my teaching career that will help participants and their learners create a teaching and learning environment where willingness to communicate takes centre stage. If we create a fun, secure learning environment students they will be more confident in using their language skills.




Mark Andrews worked as a teacher trainer at Eötvös Loránd University Budapest Hungary for 15 years in the Department of English Applied Linguistics, and before that he was in the German Democratic Republic, Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic. He has been living and working in Central/Eastern Europe for over 38 years now, 12 of which were as an ELT methodology teacher and advisor with the British Council. Ďalšie
Mark Andrews worked as a teacher trainer at Eötvös Loránd University Budapest Hungary for 15 years in the Department of English Applied Linguistics, and before that he was in the German Democratic Republic, Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic. He has been living and working in Central/Eastern Europe for over 38 years now, 12 of which were as an ELT methodology teacher and advisor with the British Council. He spent six years working on a language and culture project for Secondary School teachers in Hungary which resulted in a text book for teenagers titled "Zoom In". He was the coordinator of the IATEFL Hungary Culture and Literature Special Interest Group for 5 years and is a big supporter of IATEFL affiliated associations in the Central and Eastern European region. He now works for SOL (Sharing One Language) in Devon as a teacher trainer and on curriculum development in addition to travelling to Croatia, Slovenia, Albania,Macedonia, Serbia, Ukraine, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania and Slovakia holding talks and workshops about the courses he has been developing in Devon for both teachers and students. He teaches four summer courses, two in Devon, and 1 in Slovakia as well as in Serbia. Späť

Prezentácia: Language Change, noticing it and deciding if and how to teach it
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Názov: Language Change, noticing it and deciding if and how to teach it  

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Language is constantly changing, reported speech, question tags, prepositions, nouns, you name it. In the UK today remainers have become remoaners, we overshare, we friend and unfriend rather than befriend and we live in a world of post-truth. In this workshop we will look at how English is changing and if and how we should teach these changes.




Lýdia Machová is a professional interpreter, language mentor and a polyglot who learns a new language every two years. Her mission in life is to help people improve their foreign languages in a dedicated way to achieve great and long-lasting results. Ďalšie
Lýdia Machová is a professional interpreter, language mentor and a polyglot who learns a new language every two years. Her mission in life is to help people improve their foreign languages in a dedicated way to achieve great and long-lasting results. Her project of Language Mentoring got over 4,000 Slovak fans in just one year and she's helped hundreds of people in their language learning struggles. Lýdia believes languages cannot be taught, only learnt, and the role of a language teacher should be that of a guide. She's the main organizer of the Polyglot Gathering 2017 in Bratislava which brings over 400 polyglots together to share best practices and passion in language learning. Späť

Prezentácia: I'm an English teacher and I'm learning English
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Názov: I'm an English teacher and I'm learning English  

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Have you been teaching English for a few years and you feel that your own English is getting worse every year? It's not what it used to be, right? That's understandable. But maybe it's about time you changed that! In this talk, I will share a few practical tips meant specifically for English teachers on an advanced level. I'll guide you through several hands-on possibilities of improving your own English in a fun way which you'll enjoy. I'll also introduce a few teachers to you who have done that last summer in a more intensive way. They got addicted to learning English! It's just fascinating what they achieved in two months. Come for some inspiration and a bunch of practical tips for your own professional improvement. Rediscover the fun you had with English a long time ago...




Linda has been teaching English as a Foreign Language for over 25 years and has had varied experiences teaching and managing in Japan, Iceland, London and other centres in the UK ranging from private language schools to boarding schools and universities. Ďalšie
Linda has been teaching English as a Foreign Language for over 25 years and has had varied experiences teaching and managing in Japan, Iceland, London and other centres in the UK ranging from private language schools to boarding schools and universities.
Her main source of job satisfaction comes from interacting with people of other cultures and nationalities and discovering more about the English language through these relationships. Linda is particularly interested in teacher training, especially methodology for English teachers on Erasmus Plus KA1 programmes.
On top of having a Masters degree in ELT and Applied Linguistics and the Trinity Licentiate Diploma in TESOL, Linda has also had experience as a Cambridge writing examiner (CPE, FCE) ,IGCSE English oral examiner and as Theory of Knowledge coordinator for the IB.
She has also recently been the U.K. Project partner on the Prolant Cap Erasmus Plus KA2 project as the advisor on CLIL methodology. Späť

Prezentácia: Exploring new colloquial expressions in English
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Názov: Exploring new colloquial expressions in English  

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To be "sick", to be "extra"... what do words such as these mean nowadays?
In this interactive workshop we will explore some "happening" new expressions in English as used in social media and by the "average Brit on the street." Linking these expressions to aspects of society and with the help of some visual clues, we will link these expressions to the culture of modern Britain.
We will also note common ways that neologisms are formed.
This will be a fun opportunity to update your English!




Rakesh Bhanot has studied both Philosophy and Literature and earned a Masters in English Studies from the University of London. He has taught English and trained teachers of English in many parts of the world. He has published widely and is the founder of the journal Language Issues. Ďalšie
Rakesh Bhanot has studied both Philosophy and Literature and earned a Masters in English Studies from the University of London. He has taught English and trained teachers of English in many parts of the world. He has published widely and is the founder of the journal Language Issues. Having served on editorial boards of many journals and magazine, he was, until recently, Arts Editor for the magazine Asian Global Impact. Prior to taking early retirement, Rakesh was the Programme Manager for a part-time degree program in Professional and Creative Writing at Coventry University, UK.
Rakesh writes poetry and short stories in a number of languages and has recently published a series of haikus. He has been a teacher/trainer for the last 45 years. Späť

Prezentácia: The Teacher as Gardener, Chef, Leader, Manager - metaphors for teaching and learning
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Názov: The Teacher as Gardener, Chef, Leader, Manager - metaphors for teaching and learning  

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As teachers, what do we really do in the classroom? One way to analyse the various roles of a teacher is to compare them to other professions such as 'gardening', cooking, et al. To what extent is teaching similar to, and/or different from, these professions? Such comparisons can shed light not only on what we do but also how we do it. During the workshop, we will look at several similes and metaphors for teaching and learning in order to clarify what happens in the classroom, and how we might do things differently.




Although originally from Ireland, I have been living and teaching at schools, universities and various educational centres in Budapest for the last 22 years. Most of my work has been done within the Hungarian Educational System, although I have worked on many events and projects sponsored by the British Council as well as international publishing companies. Ďalšie
Although originally from Ireland, I have been living and teaching at schools, universities and various educational centres in Budapest for the last 22 years. Most of my work has been done within the Hungarian Educational System, although I have worked on many events and projects sponsored by the British Council as well as international publishing companies. More recently, however, I have been appointed as PR Manager and Academic Consultant for MM Publications working in numerous countries throughout Central Europe assisting Educational institutes at various events and courses.
Another area in which I have extensive experience is in Teacher training, through my work with MM Publications and the Catholic Pedagogical Institute of Budapest, where I am also head the English Department. In more recent years, being a plenary speaker and workshop leader has given me new scope in EFL. I also currently teach at a primary and secondary school, where I have managed to achieve much success with the pupils not only by winning English language competitions and achieving excellent results, but through my own interests in drama, rugby and even cookery.
Teaching students from a variety of different backgrounds is most stimulating and over the years I have developed many exciting ways of using traditional materials, as well as modern ones to accommodate to the different needs. I like to incorporate all approaches of acquiring language such as visual, audio, kinaesthetic and even tactile methods, which I then develop into course material. For the past 10 years I have also been involved in course book development, which has given me great insight into student needs and researching suitable material for them. Späť

Prezentácia: Don't waste time teaching English, teach according to real needs'
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Názov: Don't waste time teaching English, teach according to real needs'  

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Some students struggle with academic subjects, but this doesn't mean they can't learn English. They just need a different approach. In this workshop, we will be focusing on how to generate interest and motivate according to student needs and character types by paying attention to the individual and applying smaller chunks of material at a time to engage the class to produce better results and increase confidence.
Teaching unmotivated students can be really frustrating and we've probably experienced it in many lessons throughout our career. However, there are many answers and solutions, which when applied, can totally transform our lethargic groups into a happier, livelier environment to work in. The problems usually start after the first few years as learning a language from scratch is fun: songs, games and many kinesthetic activities. But when we come down to the nitty-gritty parts of grammar, structures and testing, then the trouble begins.
We mustn't forget that even the concept of learning a foreign language is strange for many pupils, especially if they have grown up with a lack of exposure to it. Students who lack motivation always say, "Why do I have to know/do this?" So, relating real life lessons which are applicable outside the classroom will help. Giving a choice of assignment and interrupting the previous cycle of failure are imperative to ensure success with these students.

Prezentácia: "Just look for the bare necessities."
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Názov: "Just look for the bare necessities."  

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An excellent quote or song from The Jungle Book (1967) is what showing a film is all about. However, all too often watching a film is a pointless exercise. The Big Screen was not intended as some super baby-sitter to keep kids occupied. I believe it was invented to inform as well as entertain and make us better, perhaps less ignorant people.
How many times have we succumbed to the temptation and shown visual material without following up with varied and different exercises? Of all the ways to educate effectively, TV and films are the best as 'The eye sees more than the heart knows,' as William Blake claims in The Visions of the Daughters of Albion (218). And so, whatever we show needs to be explained at some point and dealt with to enlighten and enliven our audience into using the video material effectively.
This presentation aims to give the low-down on 'What to show' and 'how.' We will explore the best films or rather genres, and how to plan a lesson based on TV series. I do warn the audience, however, that this needs a lot of cooperation and I will need a few good volunteers for voice overs and acting.




Olha Madylus began her teaching career in a secondary state school in England teaching English and Drama. She has been involved in YLELT for over 30 years: living, teaching and training in Hong Kong and Venezuela as well as Greece.
She is now a freelance YL materials writer, consultant and teacher trainer and trains local state and private language school teachers (and trainers) worldwide in countries as diverse as India, Nigeria, Taiwan, Bosnia and Peru. Ďalšie
Olha Madylus began her teaching career in a secondary state school in England teaching English and Drama. She has been involved in YLELT for over 30 years: living, teaching and training in Hong Kong and Venezuela as well as Greece.
She is now a freelance YL materials writer, consultant and teacher trainer and trains local state and private language school teachers (and trainers) worldwide in countries as diverse as India, Nigeria, Taiwan, Bosnia and Peru.
She does consultation, teacher training and teacher trainer training for a number of organisations and schools such as the British Council and is also a Cambridge CELTA and CELTYL trainer. Her focus is diverse, as she is interested in both Young and Adult learners of English, particularly focussing on motivation and challenge as well as the development of literacy in developing countries.
She is based in London.
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Prezentácia: Encouraging and Developing Critical Thinking
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Názov: Encouraging and Developing Critical Thinking  

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It is not necessary to teach children to think. They are born with amazing thinking capabilities. Unfortunately, traditional education is guilty of crushing children's thinking.
This workshop employs recent research to help explore how children think and how the English language can be a hot house for appreciating and nurturing these skills.
Example activities from course books and generic tasks are explored. And the simple yet effective tool of asking children the right questions is examined.

Prezentácia: Developing Speaking Skills with Low Level Adult Students
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Názov: Developing Speaking Skills with Low Level Adult Students  

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If you are an adult learning a new language, there are many reasons why it can be difficult to engage in speaking tasks or even just produce more than single word utterances in any oral exchange, for example when the teacher asks if you had a good weekend as you enter the classroom. The words and phrases are there somewhere, but just can't be found and delivered when needed. It can be frustrating and even embarrassing. It's hard work for the student and the teacher.
This presentation explores the challenges adult students have producing spoken English and moves on to identify a number of simple classroom strategies which allow students to not only develop individual speaking skills, but to pull them together in tasks and feel a sense of success instead of frustration.
Tasks which focus on learning high frequency generic expressions as well as using scaffolding and simple dialogue signposting will be presented. In addition the role of preparation and rehearsal will be explored. The session also introduces games and role plays which develop speaking skills as well as considering the value of using DVDs and recording devices to promote speaking.




Jana Chynoradská is the HARMONY Academy founder, Principal Manager and a trainer. She also works as a Project Manager for the Slovak Association of Language Schools. Jana graduated from Comenius University, Faculty of Education. She holds a diploma in English language and literature, and a doctorate in English methodology. Ďalšie
Jana Chynoradská is the HARMONY Academy founder, Principal Manager and a trainer. She also works as a Project Manager for the Slovak Association of Language Schools. Jana graduated from Comenius University, Faculty of Education. She holds a diploma in English language and literature, and a doctorate in English methodology. She is characterised by her incessant thirst for knowledge and a belief that in every person the potential for the accomplishment of great things lies dormant. Her way of learning has been paved with great effort, self-discipline and a strong belief in hard work. She believes that true beauty and wisdom can be obtained not only in the destination, but during this adventurous journey. Jana puts all her effort into this philosophy. Therefore, she is the natural authority and driving force behind all Harmony innovations. As a result, she initiates local and international projects aimed at developing cross-cultural and international networking within ELT, education, communication and leadership. She likes reading, travelling and meeting new people. As a formerly competitive handball player, she now through yoga seeks an inner calm, balanced and harmonious life style. Späť

Prezentácia: Learn&Lead Opportunities for Language Schools
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Názov: Learn&Lead Opportunities for Language Schools  

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Our program offers schools the Learn & Lead Learning (School) Management System (LaL LMS) which perfectly fits the PROLANTCAP Development Framework and also supports its implementation. This structure is based on the Learn & Lead Trainer Career Path that not only offers teachers but also trainers a professional training career.
When you apply the LaL LMS program into your school you open up new positions and delegate the administrative responsibility amongst all of your staff. The traditional position of a Director of Studies (DoS) in this model is the Leader position who trains and teaches about 40% of the time, networks (via social events, social media, mentoring/coaching younger colleagues) 20% and manages the academic side of the delegated courses (monitoring quality by observing classes, reports from the classroom, mentors and/or coaches colleague-trainers who teach/train in his/her delegated courses).
The main advantage of the LaL LMS is that your trainers (teachers) are offered a career that can be promoted from a Level 1 trainer (competent replicator) through to a Level 2 trainer (aware practitioner) - PROLANTCAP trainer, and then onto a Level 3 (expert facilitator). It also invites trainers to grow in managerial terms at the same time becoming Leaders (DoS-es) and Creative Managers.
This flexible structure brings lots of interconnectedness between your staff and opens up the minds of trainers to think more as a team rather than as an individual doing his or her own job in the classroom. Come to this presentation and get all of the information you need to start this program in your school!




Juraj HIPŠ studied at the Philosophical faculty of UK, where he later taught as well. He has been teaching in several different elementary and secondary schools in Bratislava. He is one of the founders of the community school in Zaježová, where they still have a wood stove to keep themselves warm in winter. Ďalšie
Juraj HIPŠ studied at the Philosophical faculty of UK, where he later taught as well. He has been teaching in several different elementary and secondary schools in Bratislava. He is one of the founders of the community school in Zaježová, where they still have a wood stove to keep themselves warm in winter. He is one of the founders of Comenius institute, which supports future leaders in pedagogy in Slovakia. He lives in the countryside and besides being a teacher he spends time chopping wood for winter. Späť

Prezentácia: Let's not teach English. Let's teach loving the sea.
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Názov: Let's not teach English. Let's teach loving the sea.  

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What is more important for children? English or the sea? Good teacher prefers the latter. Let me show you why the sea is more important and how can we teach Engnlish inspired by the ocean.




Doris has worked in the ELT industry for the last 16 years and has been the Principal of Regent Oxford for the last 12 years, leading the commercial, academic and management sides to the school business. She ensures that exceptional standards are maintained across the school and looks after the welfare of all staff and students in the school. Ďalšie
Doris has worked in the ELT industry for the last 16 years and has been the Principal of Regent Oxford for the last 12 years, leading the commercial, academic and management sides to the school business. She ensures that exceptional standards are maintained across the school and looks after the welfare of all staff and students in the school.
A linguist by profession, holding a degree in Scandinavian Studies and Norwegian Philology, Doris' main interests outside linguistics lie in the field of leadership and management, specifically team development and effective performance management, as well as marketing and brand management. Her current projects include incorporating commercial business management innovations into ELT management and speaking on leadership at the IATEFL Conference in Glasgow. Späť

Prezentácia: The Why of Leading
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Názov: The Why of Leading  

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Thriving communities have a clear vision; they share a common culture. People own their ideas and mistakes more if they feel personally invested in the culture of their organisation. Branding and teaming exercises should therefore be at the core of your organisation's CPD strategy because they help your team understand not just how they are expected to perform, but why.

The pivot of my talk is that the prerequisite of any education organisation is to have a transparent culture that is centred around the students' needs first, the team second, and then the task. I will share ideas on how to successfully communicate the principles of your ethos in order to achieve commercial success and increase team results.
This session will be structured around the team interdependence and job ownership theories of Henry Steward and Stephen Covey. I will explain what it means in practice and how this has worked for me in my own school. I will discuss the concept of permission ('permission to be great' and 'permission to fail'), crucial in managing a high performing, accountable team committed to the company's success.
I will examine the correlation between getting things done (task management) and getting things right (leading). Rather than looking at managerial responsibilities in isolation, focusing on the bigger picture and sharpening your company's vision will result in your students becoming tireless 'brand champions' and your employees sharing your school's vision with industriousness and enthusiasm.
Finally, I will offer handy tips and solutions that can be incorporated into school life to help increase productivity and job ownership - feedback models, coaching techniques and effective communication strategies amongst others.
My talk is a personal story of leadership exploring the vantage of 'teaming' with a purpose. The aim is to inspire educational managers to find the courage to evaluate the credibility of their organisations and themselves as leaders.




David is the founder and director of The Bear Educational Theatre, Prague. Over the past twenty years, the theatre has produced thousands of interactive educational shows for student audiences in many different European countries. David is also an experienced speaker and workshop leader, specializing in how to use drama techniques and games in the ELT classroom.

Prezentácia: Bringing Literature to Life - A Workshop
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Názov: Bringing Literature to Life - A Workshop  

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Great literature is full of life. However, students' approach to classic texts often isn't. This workshop will use simple drama techniques to show how classic texts can be brought to life and made real in the classroom. The aim is to make students feel empowered and to enjoy the reality and emotion that exists in great stories.

Prezentácia: Doing' The History of English Literature in one lesson
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Názov: Doing' The History of English Literature in one lesson  

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The Bear Educational Theatre has over twenty years experience in performing educational shows for groups of students all across Europe. However, this particular title presented some very specific problems and prompted some interesting solutions. How could we give at least some credit to classic authors, without weighing down a student audience with heavy discussion and text analysis. This talk will discuss the question of how to present potentially difficult subjects (including grammar) in a way that makes them interesting for students.




David Evans is a writer, broadcaster and presenter. He is the author of 19 English language teaching books and is a past winner of the Duke of Edinburgh's English Language Award. As a teacher, lecturer and teacher trainer, he has worked in more than 40 countries and has visited Russia many times over the past 25 years. Ďalšie
David Evans is a writer, broadcaster and presenter. He is the author of 19 English language teaching books and is a past winner of the Duke of Edinburgh's English Language Award. As a teacher, lecturer and teacher trainer, he has worked in more than 40 countries and has visited Russia many times over the past 25 years. He also spent ten years as a radio producer for the BBC World Service and he is currently writing and producing a long-running ELT soap opera for the British Council for broadcast on local radio stations around the world. Späť

Prezentácia: CONFIDENT CONNECTIONS WITH TED TALKS
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Názov: CONFIDENT CONNECTIONS WITH TED TALKS   

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Public speakers and teachers have much in common. The both need to be able to command attention and engage with an audience, while putting their points across in a simple and compelling way. But the real key to success in both fields is to remember that it's not just what you say, but the way that you say it.
So, in this presentation David Evans draws on research into what makes a successful TED speaker and applies those lessons to the classroom. He will discuss the importance of body language and talk about how we can control it. He will suggest ways of using voice and gesture more effectively, as well as proposing some ideas for overcoming nerves and boosting confidence. He will also draw on examples from the courses Keynote and 21st Century Reading, both produced by National Geographic Learning in association with TED Talks.

Prezentácia: BEYOND THE CARROT & THE STICK. MOTIVATING LEARNERS WITH NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LEARNING
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Názov: BEYOND THE CARROT & THE STICK. MOTIVATING LEARNERS WITH NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LEARNING  

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For a long time, much thinking about motivation in the classroom and the workplace has been dominated by the carrot and the stick - pass and fail grades, promotions and demotions, incentives and penalties. But, intuitively, many of us suspect that there are other - and better - ways to motivate both ourselves and our students.
So, in this talk, David Evans looks at how else we can make learning meaningful. He'll talk about ways of developing learner autonomy, harnessing our inner drive and learning to embrace failure instead of fearing it. The talk will include references to the new National Geographic Learning course,Impact.




Ania Kolbuszewska has been involved in all things ELT for close to 30 years. She has worked as a freelance language coach, trainer and educational consultant. She has trained teachers, trainers and managers; she has also been providing business and academic consultancy for private language schools and public schools in many different countries. Ďalšie
Ania Kolbuszewska has been involved in all things ELT for close to 30 years. She has worked as a freelance language coach, trainer and educational consultant. She has trained teachers, trainers and managers; she has also been providing business and academic consultancy for private language schools and public schools in many different countries. In May she's opening a new professional chapter as the Director of Training at inlinga Basel, Switzerland. A former Eaquals Board member and Director of Eaquals Accreditation and Consultancy Services, she continues to work as an inspector for this international quality assurance organisation. She is the author of the "Eaquals Self-help Guide to Teacher Development" and co-author of Eaquals management competency framework. A founder member of IATEFL Poland, Ania has been an active IATEFL-er for many years. Her interests include quality management, social communication and gardening, for which she regrettably never has enough time. Späť

Prezentácia: The Elusive Art of Giving Feedback
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Názov: The Elusive Art of Giving Feedback  

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Before you started carrying out classroom observations, chances are you were told to stick to the "sandwich" approach to giving post-observation feedback and you'll be fine. Chances are also that this didn't really help.
As a form of communication, feedback is governed by rules which apply to contexts far greater than post-observation alone.
In this seminar we will examine features of successful feedback as well as some of the less obvious, yet essential do's and don't's of feedback giving. We will also explore how varying attitudes towards conflict may affect the feedback process and outcome. Finally, we will look at a possible way of gathering information on how successful we are in giving feedback to our staff.

Prezentácia: To give or not to give: the whys, the whats and the hows of feedback for learners
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Názov: To give or not to give: the whys, the whats and the hows of feedback for learners  

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Feedback is an essential part of classroom work: most of the time when talking to students we give them some kind of feedback. The big question is how successful are we in supporting student learning through the kind of feedback we give, and, consequently, what factors we should consider when making decisions on the what and the how of feedback.
In this seminar we will examine features of successful feedback as well as some of the less obvious, yet essential do's and don't's of feedback giving. We will also explore how varying attitudes towards conflict may affect the feedback process and outcome, including its influence on classroom dynamics.




I studied Computer Science in combination with Physics and Education at Comenius University, Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics in Slovakia. Upon completion of my studies I taught at both primary and secondary schools in Bratislava for over three years and then started to work at Microsoft as a teacher trainer. Ďalšie
I studied Computer Science in combination with Physics and Education at Comenius University, Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics in Slovakia. Upon completion of my studies I taught at both primary and secondary schools in Bratislava for over three years and then started to work at Microsoft as a teacher trainer.
We focus on training school leaders, teachers, staff, as well as students with how to effectively use Microsoft technologies and solutions. Our mission is to empower every student, every teacher and every school community to achieve more with the help of Microsoft Technologies. Späť

Prezentácia: Become a Technology Superhero, Its Easy!
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Názov: Become a Technology Superhero, Its Easy!  

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This workshop will focus on "What's Your Superpower?" This was the most popular line last year , but is it still true? Microsoft empowers staff, administrators, teachers and students to do great things. We bring out the best in students by providing a platform for collaborating, exploring, implementing personalized learning, and getting things done with a variety of devices. We will show you new features, time saving tips and tricks, as well as real methods that have worked for expert teachers. All we ask is that you please be open minded, don't be afraid of technology and come to our session, try our tips with your students and at the end of the day you will be able to proudly say "I teach with technology! What is your superpower?"




KRISTOF HEGEDUS Kristof is responsible for academic development at Euroexam International, which includes both the development of Euroexam's range of tests and also training programmes for prospective candidates, such as e-learning exam preparation courses. Ďalšie
KRISTOF HEGEDUS Kristof is responsible for academic development at Euroexam International, which includes both the development of Euroexam's range of tests and also training programmes for prospective candidates, such as e-learning exam preparation courses.
Besides having taught English to both children and adults for 25 years, Kristof leads the team of exam developers for the Hungarian national matura in English language. He is co-author of Longman Matura Activator (Pearson-Longman), a successful course book for secondary school-leavers.
Kristof is a member of the Euroexam teacher training department and is involved in training up examiners as well as the delivery of face-to-face and web-based sessions for teachers.

TIM BENDER Tim joined Euroexam at the end of 2016 as Business Development Director responsible for international markets. He has a long history of management in publishing where he has overseen numerous publication launches as well as in business consultancy where he advises on organisational change and development. Späť

Prezentácia: Washback and think forward - how syllabus-friendly testing benefits students and school alike
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Názov: Washback and think forward - how syllabus-friendly testing benefits students and school alike  

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While students often take a standardised assessment, i.e. a language exam, at the end of a course of study, it may sometimes be perceived as a follow-on stage that is no longer an integral part of the learning process.
Beyond the washback effect that assessment will inevitably have on teaching, the connection between the two can be further reinforced through a mix of on-site and online support services and curriculum integration. This provides valuable information and feedback to both students and teachers every step of the learning process, while the quality of the school's achievements are also enhanced by an independent measurement.




Stefania Ballotto, South-African-Italian, studied and graduated at The University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa and got a MA degree in Applied Linguistics at The University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England and has a degree in Modern Languages from The University of Udine, Udine, Italy. Ďalšie
Stefania Ballotto, South-African-Italian, studied and graduated at The University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa and got a MA degree in Applied Linguistics at The University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England and has a degree in Modern Languages from The University of Udine, Udine, Italy.
She has a diploma in Coaching for Professional and Personal Mastery from The Newfield Network in The U.S.A and is a Master Practioner in N.L.P -London.
She has worked with Howard Gardner in Project Zero, in The U.S.A. and has a diploma in Multiple Intelligence and In Making Thinking Visible from Harvard University College of Further Education in The U.S.A.
She is a teacher, teacher trainer and a trainer of trainer and has been in this profession for 36 years. Stefania works, presents at conferences and delivers workshops worldwide, sharing her research work.
For the past 13 years she is part of the staff of the University of Udine, Udine, Italy, where she lectures and hold laboratories on the Didactics of the English Language, and in the department of "Scienze della Formazione".
She has been a Pilgrims Teacher Trainer in Canterbury, England for over 15 years and specialises in Methodology for Young Learners, Secondary, CLIL -for young Learners and Secondary-High school, Teaching through Art and Music, Multiple Intelligence and Creative Methodology.
She is also a Cambridge ESOL official examiner.
Her interests and research focus on the development of teachers, methodology, and skills of the 21st. Century, creativity and fostering the joy of learning. Späť

Prezentácia: Profile of the 21st century teacher
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Názov: Profile of the 21st century teacher  

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What has been glaringly left out in recent assessment practice is the measurement of essential 21st.century skills and the deeper understandings and applied knowledge that can come.
The central idea in this interactive workshop is to convey that we, teachers, are the front line of this change, and we have the knowledge, skills and support to be effective. We can alter and evaluate our own work to improve pupil learning and our own practice. Ideas about self-assessment will be shared and focussed, an ability which involves skills such as decision making, organisation and self-awareness.
Key benefits, such as Learning Environments, space and time, learning with technology will be discussed together with some practical suggestions on how to train ourselves as teachers in being able to critically reflect on and evaluate our work.
We will also look at practical ways to help students become proactive in the process of evaluation so that they can develop a feeling of ownership of their learning.
A possible Future Learning Framework will be discussed to illustrate an example of the way forward.

Prezentácia: Let us start them at age 6! "Well begun is half done"
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Názov: Let us start them at age 6! "Well begun is half done"  

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Content-based learning from the beginning... CLIL-ing along happily in Primary school.
To go hand in hand with the importance of bilingualism and multilingualism in the 21st.Century.
Why teach curriculum subjects in English at an early age?
Meaningful communication is one of the main aims of content-based learning. Our pupils are more motivated to learn a new language. It challenges their thinking skills, makes demands on both learners and teachers to understand new concepts and supports teaching carried out in the first language curriculum. It provides a rich linguistic experience and at the same time challenges the learners cognitively.
A 21st.century learning education includes knowledge of traditional core subjects such as reading, writing and arithmetic, but also emphasises contemporary themes which interest the young learners. These will be integrated into the English lessons. Language improvement is implicit as English is used as a medium of instruction. The methodological choices are for children learning English as a second or third language.
The tasks, activities, and topics are planned keeping in mind the age and level of the English language, different learning styles, developing the multiple intelligences, social and cross cultural skills, their motivation and to raise their awareness that they will apply their knowledge to understanding and solving real-world challenges. Activities can be adapted to the different age groups taught.




cap trainers (Slovak Association of Language schools' teacher team)

Six European partners have come together to work on an Erasmus + funded project, under the name of PROLANT-CAP. The overall objective of this project is : to enhance the professional development of foreign language teachers and trainers. Ďalšie
cap trainers (Slovak Association of Language schools' teacher team)

Six European partners have come together to work on an Erasmus + funded project, under the name of PROLANT-CAP. The overall objective of this project is : to enhance the professional development of foreign language teachers and trainers. To create a structured career path for foreign language teachers and trainers, who are not within the traditional educational environment. To develop 2 industry specific language training programmes (one for the automotive industry and one for tourism), using CLIL methodology. The Project is focused primarily on foreign language teachers and incompany trainers within language schools and language school associations. The second target group, are employees in the two industry sectors and associated stakeholders who will benefit from the training programmes. Späť

Prezentácia: PROLANT-CAP
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Názov: PROLANT-CAP  

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The Bridge teachers are glad to be part of the PROLANT-cap project. We always welcome a possibility to get new experience and improve our skills. Moreover, getting together with colleagues from other countries/schools is always a great chance to get new friends, practise the language and broaden our horizons.


Michala Kamhalová, the Bridge




 
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PROLAND CAP

EKU

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