English language
teaching forum

Ekonomická univerzita v Bratislave
5th-6th June 2020


What’s new this year?

The 10th international ELT Forum to be held on 5th – 6th June 2020 in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Great news is Leadership and Management SIG conference that takes place 5th – 6th June 2020 in Bratislava along the ELTFORUM 2020 in the same venue.


Daniel Xerri is a Lecturer in TESOL at the University of Malta. His most recent co-edited books are The Image in English Language Teaching (with Kieran Donaghy, 2017, ELT Council), ELT Research in Action: Bridging the Gap between Research and Classroom Practice (with Jessica Mackay and Marilisa Birello, 2018, IATEFL), Teacher Involvement in High-stakes Language Testing (with Patricia Vella Briffa, 2018, Springer), Becoming Research Literate: Supporting Teacher Research in English Language Teaching (with Ceres Pioquinto, 2018, ETAS), and English for 21st Century Skills (with Sophia Mavridi, 2020, Express Publishing). Further details about his talks and publications can be found at: www.danielxerri.com

Workshop - Teaching for Creativity Arrow

Creativity is a fundamental 21st century skill. In this workshop, participants will explore how to cultivate their learners’ creativity through a variety of techniques based on the use of art, drama and visual media. For example, they will examine how to use a multimodal approach to the reading, t...

Plenary - Teachers as Thinking Beings: The Value of Reflection Arrow

Respecting teachers’ professionalism involves recognizing their potential to reflect on who they are and on what they do. The development of a reflective capacity can enable teachers to seek answers to their questions and to deliberately think about what occurs in the classroom. This plenary exami...

Kieran Donaghy is an award-winning writer, speaker and trainer. He trains teachers at The School for Training, his specialist teacher training institute in Barcelona. He is the author of books for teachers and students of English. His publications include Film in Action (Delta Publishing), How to Write Film and Video Activities (ELT Teacher 2 Writer), The Image in ELT (ELT Council) and English Hub (Macmillan).

Plenary - What about the fifth skill of viewing? Arrow

In the English language curricula of a number of countries – for example, Canada, Australia and Singapore – two new skills, viewing and visually representing, have been added to the traditional skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Undoubtedly, these two new skills of viewing and v...

Workshop - Social Shorts: Using short films and videos to raise awareness of social issues Arrow

In this practical session we will examine how short films and videos can be used to raise awareness of social issues and values in the language classroom. We’ll explore a number of practical, generic activities which foster both oral and written communication as well as vocabulary acquisition. Tea...

Philip Kerr is a teacher trainer and materials writer who lives in Vienna. He has written or co-written a number of coursebooks, including the recent Evolve (CUP), Studio (Helbling), Straightforward and Inside Out (Macmillan). He is also the author of the award-winning Translation and Own-Language Activities (CUP). He has been involved in the development of a number of language learning (vocabulary) apps, and he blogs about technology and language learning at  https://adaptivelearninginelt.wordpress.com/ . 

Plenary - Time to get real Arrow

Contemporary ELT learning materials are routinely advertised as engaging and motivating. Underlying these claims are the promises of meaningful, communicative practice of authentic language in real-world situations that are connected to students’ lives. This talk will look at a selection of up-to-...

Studied psychology at Univerzita Komenského and Hunter College CUNY, with continuing education courses completed at J. F. Kennedy University, California. She has been working for CEEV Živica for over 12 years, mostly focusing on teaching pupils and students, creating lesson plans on global education and training teachers and university professors in innovative methods of teaching. She is a validated British Council teacher of critical thinking. She focuses mostly on experiential teaching and where appropriate, incorporating art and psychology into teaching. Her psychology background gives her a theoretical understaning of the process, while standing in front of the classroom and training teachers for many years gave her experience and practice.

Plenary - Teaching with planet on mind Arrow



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5th-6th June 2020