Panel Discussion: The Native/Non-Native English Teacher ‘Thing’

With their being roughly 3 times as many English speakers around the world who were not born in English-speaking countries, it's quite amazing that the NEST/NNEST issue is still a 'thing' in 2017. The sheer number of qualified and experienced English language teachers who learned English as their second or even third language far exceeds... Continue Reading →

ICT in ELT Workshops

Milan Szekely: “At the moment, I work for Amazon and I am involved in activities and projects focusing on Training, Instructional Design and Distance learning. In the (near) future, I would like to work on projects promoting game-based learning platforms and non-text based interactive social learning that I have had a lot of experience with... Continue Reading →

Upper Secondary Workshops

Sandra Grujevska: “ESL teacher and manager of the Language Center "Step by Step" from Skopje, Macedonia. I earned my BA in English Language Teaching at University American College Skopje and my MA in International Relations on the topic of Non-Formal Educational. I have been teaching English language to children and adults for almost 10 years.... Continue Reading →

Young Learner Workshops

Appearing in random order: Claire Porter: “I am a teacher and teacher trainer at the British Council in Bratislava where I teach different ages and levels. I have been teaching English since 2003 and I previously worked in Spain. I completed the Trinity Diploma and the Trinity TYLEC (Teaching Young Learners Extension Certificate) while working... Continue Reading →

Introducing the Plenary Speakers

We are please to have a true variety of colleagues come to share with us this year, including our plenaries.  We've known Maggie since 2014, when we first met her at another conference we organised here in Slovakia. We love Maggie, because Maggie is one of us. Besides that, she's an amazing teacher and teacher... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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