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7th-8th June 2019


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.


Chaz Pugliese, MA and Ph.D candidate, is a self-employed trainer, lecturer, presenter and author working out of Paris, France. Previously Director of Teacher Training at Pilgrims, UK, he continues to collaborate with Pilgrims as well as other top Teacher Training institutes in the UK. Chaz has trained hundreds of teachers all over the world, has been a keynote speaker at conferences in as many as 30 countries and has contributed over 60 articles and papers to all major ELT publications. Currently, he holds a column in English Teaching Professional. His first book, Being Creative: the Challenge of Change in the Classroom was published by Delta in 2010. His second book, with Zoltan Dornyei and Jane Arnold, will be out with Helbling in 2014. His research interests are: Motivation and Creativity, Materials Development and Group Processes.

Hania Kryszewska is a senior lecturer at the English Institute, University of Gdańsk, Poland, and EU Teacher Training College where she trains pre-service teachers. She is also a teacher trainer and trainer of trainers working mainly with Pilgrims Language Courses and University of Oxford. She is co-author of resource books: “Learner Based Teaching” OUP and a range of other books for teachers. Her new book (with Paul Davis) on lexical chunking “Company Words Keep” will appear in DELTA this month. For 6 years she has been the editor of HLT Magazine.

Mario Rinvolucri is a founding member of Pilgrims and has worked with them as an EFL teacher and teacher trainer since 1974.  He is the co-author of  many books about methodology of ELT. Some of his well known books are Grammar games, Once upon a time, Vocabulary, Creative writing, Humanising your course book and many others. He is currently learning advanced level French C1-2, Albanian at a cheerful  A1 level both languages with private tutors. For German Mario goes to a group of old pensioners and wobbles along at a wobbly B1 level, sharing the group’s joy at having no teacher.  Ohne Lehrer kann man viel besser atmen!  He also helps a neighbour to practice her A2/B1 conversational  Italian.

Earlier in his life he was involved in writing 20 ELF  and DaF Teacher Resource Books , mostly  co-authoring with a wide spread of Pilgrims Teachers and Trainers.

Judit Fehér is a teacher, teacher trainer and materials writer based in Hungary. Her main professional interests are creativity in language teaching and task-based, content-based learning. She is co-author of Creative Resources with Bonnie Tsai. She is a Pilgrims trainer, who also runs CLIL courses.




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7th-8th June 2019