What’s new this year?
The 9th international ELT Forum to be held on 7th – 8th June 2019 in Bratislava, Slovakia. The theme for the 2019 is “45th birthday of Pilgrims teacher training centre” and we are delighted to welcome some of the finest international speakers such as Mario Rinvolucri, Hanna Kryszewska, Chaz Pugliese, Stefania Ballotto, Mike Shreeve, Peter Dyer and many others.
Great news is Leadership and Management SIG conference that takes place 7th – 8th June 2019 in Bratislava along the ELTFORUM 2019 in the same venue.
I ran courses on ELT methodology, classroom observation, group dynamics or teaching English to dyslexic students. My professional interest includes supporting beginning teachers, mentor training and, more recently, educational leadership and professional burnout. I have extensive experience in designing and running workshops, seminars, and summer courses for teachers both in my home country and internationally.
Workshop - The questions of professional development
Plenary - Language teaching 3.0
Andy Hockley is a trainer, curriculum developer, consultant, writer, and the coordinator of IATEFL’s Leadership and Management Special Interest Group (LAMSIG), as well as being the global lead trainer on the International Diploma in Language Teaching Management (IDLTM). He is the co-author of “From Teacher to Manager: Managing language teaching organisations” (CUP, 2008) and “Managing in the Digital Age” (The Round, 2014), and author of “Educational Management” (Polirom 2007). He has been involved in ELT for 30 years, as a teacher, teacher trainer, manager, and management trainer. He lives in deepest Transylvania.
Plenary - The Motivation to Change
Workshop - What motivates teachers? How to reinspire, reenergise and reinvigorate your staffroom.
Carol’s main specialisation is in early years and primary language teaching. Her publications include award-winning titles such as Bugs, 500 Activities in the Primary Classroom, and most recently a six-level primary course with integrated digital resources, Tiger Time. Carol is a former President of IATEFL. You can find out more about Carol by visiting www.carolread.com
Workshop - Creativity and communication through story and drama
Plenary - Reflections on how to be a highly effective teacher
He was a professional actor in Australia (Peter Tabor) and worked in theatre, film and television including radio. He ran workshops for actors and specialised in theatre of the grotesque and mask making and performance. He has worked as a teacher trainer for Pilgrims for 24 years running two week workshops in Drama and improvisation for the language teacher. He also runs workshops for Primary teachers and is introducing a workshop on body language, gesture and status for teachers this summer at Pilgrims.
Workshop - How to use improvisation activities to encourage students to speak and write creatively.
Workshop - How to be a more effective and motivating speaker in the classroom.
Alex is a DELTA trained teacher trainer with over 14 years’ experience of working in ELT as a teacher, academic director and teacher trainer. Prior to his experiences in ELT, Alex worked as a journalist before a chance encounter in the Indonesian jungle began him on the path which has led him to working with National Geographic Learning. A firm believer in a communicative approach to language learning and student-centered learning, Alex enjoys working with innovative, thought-provoking materials and presenting on a wide range of ELT-related topics, all the while driven by his passion for developing teachers on a global scale and helping them to reach their true potential. Alex is very much looking forward to his first visit to Slovakia.
Workshop - Thinking Outside the Box – Developing Creative 21st Century Thinkers With TED.
Workshop - The Magic of Words – Enhancing Effective Vocabulary Learning.
Michael Carrier is managing director of Highdale Consulting and consults for a number of educational organisations. He has worked in language education for 30 years as a teacher, trainer, author, and director in Germany, Italy, Poland, UK and USA, and lectured worldwide. Michael holds an MA in Applied Linguistics and an MBA, and is engaged in both the academic and management aspects of ELT. He was formerly CEO of the International House World schools network, Director, English Language Innovation at the British Council in London, Executive Director of Eurocentres USA, and Director of Strategic Partnerships at Cambridge English. He has written many ELT coursebooks and professional articles, including the Break into English &, Front Page series and Business Circles. His area of specialisation is educational technology and his latest book is ‘Digital Language Learning and Teaching’ (Routledge). He is currently serving on a number of boards – as Trustee of the TIRF research foundation in the US, Board member of ICC the European Language Network, Governor of International Students House in London and was formerly on the boards of EAQUALS and ELTJ. He is also Chair of the UK Government’s Working Group on ELT, part of the Department of International Trade.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, the Society of Authors and the Oxford & Cambridge Club in London.
Workshop - Motivating teachers & students by future-proofing your school.
Plenary - LAMSIG: Motivating teachers through competence frameworks.
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