Participant Registration

Early bird registration is open until July 8th! Register here:

The registration fee includes the following:

  • 4 plenary talks (Maggie Kubanyiova [University of Birmingham], Margit Szesztay [ELTE Budapest/IATEFL President], Marjorie Rosenberg [University of Graz/IATEFL Vice President], and Steve Lever [Express Publishing])
  • 2 in-depth, hands-on, 90-minute workshops (led by Margit Szesztay and Uwe Pohl, and Steve Lever)
  • choice of 24 workshops
  • conference bag with goodies
  • publishers’ book fair
  • coffee, tea, mineral water, and light refreshments throughout the two days
  • Friday evening entertainment and refreshments
  • a hot Saturday lunch
  • 1 members’ raffle and 1 participants’ raffle
  • time for networking and friends.

Renew your SKA membership or become a member when you register and save! Add only 10 EUR for a full year’s membership if included when you register for the conference.*

Members of our partner associations pay the SKA member’s price. Proof of membership required.

*The non-discount price for membership is 15 EUR/year.

All photos here are courtesy of our amazing friend and colleague, Ondrej Koscik.

Call for Speakers

The Slovak Chamber of English Teachers (SKA) is excited to invite English teachers and teacher trainers from Slovakia, Europe and around the world to share their expertise at its 3rd annual international ELT conference the 22nd and 23rd of September 2017, at Constantine the Philosopher University (UKF) in Nitra, Slovakia.

Early bird registration for participants is open until July 8th!


We’ve chosen this year’s theme – Lifelines & Life Skills: ELT tools for the real world – because we are well aware of the challenges our students face in these current troubled times and that without real-world skills their future is going to be even more difficult. At the same time, we as teachers also need strategies for our lives, to grow as individuals and teachers, as well as to avoid burnout and even depression. For those reasons, we’d like to hear what YOUR strategies are for both your students and for yourself as a teacher.

We welcome all practical workshop proposals, but those dealing with life skills and strategies, whether for students or teachers, are preferred.  Of course, proposals on developing language skills and facilitating language learning strategies are also more than welcome.  We’d like to hear what you have discovered works with your students.

For SKA 2017 UKF Nitra, we are interested in your ideas on ‘lifelines & life skills’ as related to the following:

  • Teaching Young Learners
  • Teaching Lower Secondary
  • Teaching Upper Secondary
  • Teaching Adults/Tertiary
  • Teaching Business English
  • Global Issues
  • Intercultural Communicative Competence
  • Teacher Development
  • Using Drama in ELT
  • Using ICT in ELT
We welcome proposals for 45-minute workshops relating to any of those areas. (If you are interested in presenting a workshop tied to a product, please contact for more info.)

Definition of ‘workshop’:

  • A practical presentation which shows, rather than tells, an ELT technique/activity/idea that can be used later in the classroom or for personal professional growth. The speaker involves participants through hands-on activities.

To submit your proposal, please fill out speaker’s proposal form.

Deadline: 25 June 2017

We look forward to hearing from you!

SKA 2017 Conference Committee


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