English language
teaching forum

Ekonomická univerzita v Bratislave
8th-9th June 2018


What’s new this year?

The 8th international ELT Forum to be held on 8th – 9th June 2018 in Bratislava, Slovakia. The theme for the 2018 is Motivation in teaching and learning and we are delighted to inform you that the event has drawn some of the finest international speakers, including some of the leading global specialists on methodologies, such as Andy Hockley, Carol Read, Mike Carrier and Enyedi Ági.

Great news is Leadership and Management SIG conference that takes place 8th – 9th June 2018 in Bratislava along the ELTFORUM 2018 in the same venue.


After over 10 years of teaching English and being a mentor for beginner teachers in public education, I joined the EFL teacher education programme at Eötvös University in Budapest, Hungary, in 1999 and have been involved in teacher education ever since.

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 Arrow

Questions are a powerful tool for many helping professions if used purposefully in situations when people need help. Questions are also a teaching tool, constantly used by teachers in classrooms. How can questions help teachers themselves to learn and grow professionally? What questions can serve as...

Plenary - Language teaching 3.0 Arrow

How do we define ourselves as language teachers in our ever-changing role? What sort of requirements do we need to meet in the 21st century and what are the constant, in-built qualities that we can rely on? This plenary will offer a bird’s eye view on teacher identities which help us to express ou...

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 Arrow

Change is a constant. Language teaching organisations, like any other organisations have to be able to adapt, develop, and innovate. This is also true of the teachers and other staff that work there too. But, as the saying goes, “Nobody likes change except a wet baby”. This talk will look at th...

Workshop - What motivates teachers? How to reinspire, reenergise and reinvigorate your staffroom. Arrow

In this workshop we will look first of all at what it is that motivates teachers, and how this relates to the motivations of others in other professions. What can teachers do to re-energise themselves and what can managers do to help them? Subsequently we will focus on professional development - dis...
Carol Read has over 30 years’ experience in ELT as a teacher, teacher trainer, academic manager, materials writer and educational consultant.

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 Arrow

This session shows how a well-managed, whole-child approach to storytelling and drama develops pupils’ potential for creativity and helps them to become confident communicators in English. We will use an integrated combination of multisensory techniques and digital resources to explore ways to eng...

Plenary - Reflections on how to be a highly effective teacher Arrow

This session explores the personal capacities, attitudes and beliefs of highly effective teachers in fast-changing social and technological times. Through investigation of issues that go to the heart of successful classroom practice, you will be inspired and empowered to take your teaching and stude...
Peter Dyer has been an English language trainer in Primary and Secondary schools for over 30 years.

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.




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8th-9th June 2018