The 6th ELT Conference
Saturday 17 November 2018

Voices in ELT

The 6th ELT Conference
Saturday 17 November 2018

Voices in ELT

Welcome!

Welcome to ‘Voices in ELT’ – the 6th annual ELT conference organised by Exams Catalunya. As in past years, we have planned a varied and stimulating range of plenary talks and workshops as well as a lively and interactive panel discussion to contribute to your professional development and boost your motivation.

Coffee and lunch breaks will provide opportunities to network and exchange views and experiences with other ELT professionals as well as to browse stands from leading ELT publishers and other sponsors.  Whatever your level of experience or teaching context you are sure to find sessions to interest you and input that will inspire you to take your teaching to the next level!

Why ‘Voices in ELT’?

Something that has struck us is the breadth of topics most ELT teachers have to keep abreast of in order to do their jobs well. Teachers are often required to adopt different ‘voices’ over the course of their careers: teacher; learner; manager; coach; organiser; assessor; advisor; – just to name a few!

We also felt that the idea of ‘voices’ would help us as an organisational tool to allow participants to plan their conference choices according to the ‘voices’ that were of most interest to them. For this reason, you will find this year’s workshops assigned to one of four categories. Feel plan your day according to the areas you are most interested in or ensure that you have a varied day by selecting from different categories.

Welcome!

Welcome to ‘Voices in ELT’ – the 6th annual ELT conference organised by Exams Catalunya. As in past years, we have planned a varied and stimulating range of plenary talks and workshops as well as a lively and interactive panel discussion to contribute to your professional development and boost your motivation.

Coffee and lunch breaks will provide opportunities to network and exchange views and experiences with other ELT professionals as well as to browse stands from leading ELT publishers and other sponsors.  Whatever your level of experience or teaching context you are sure to find sessions to interest you and input that will inspire you to take your teaching to the next level!

Why ‘Voices in ELT’?

Something that has struck us is the breadth of topics most ELT teachers have to keep abreast of in order to do their jobs well. Teachers are often required to adopt different ‘voices’ over the course of their careers: teacher; learner; manager; coach; organiser; assessor; advisor; – just to name a few!

We also felt that the idea of ‘voices’ would help us as an organisational tool to allow participants to plan their conference choices according to the ‘voices’ that were of most interest to them. For this reason, you will find this year’s workshops assigned to one of four categories. Feel plan your day according to the areas you are most interested in or ensure that you have a varied day by selecting from different categories.

Voices in ELT
Saturday 17 November 2018

Presenters

Experts in the field of ELT will bring fresh ideas to put into practice right away in your classrooms.

Voices in ELT
Saturday 17 November 2018

Programme

Our plenary and workshop programme reflects some of the many perspectives in ELT.

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Welcome Address

9:15 – 9:30

Erin Van de Hey, Head of Support Services, Exams Catalunya

Plenary Session 1

9:35 – 10:20

21st Century Classroom Management

Amanda Davies.  Teacher, Teacher Trainer, Publications officer for the IATEFL Young Learners and Teenagers SIG.

Plenary Session 2

10:25 – 11:10

Speaking with Robots: Tech for Talking

Dan Frost. Learning Technology Lead, Research & Development, Cambridge Assessment English

Workshop 1

12:50 – 13:40

Workshop 2

14:45 – 15:35

Workshop 3

15:45 – 16:35
Cofee and tea will be available in the corridors from 14:30 - 16:45

Plenary Session 3

16:45 – 17:30

Positive psychology in the classroom

Simon Ward.  Senior Educational Pyschologist.  Consultant for the Cambridge Learning Journey.

Voices in ELT
Saturday 17 November 2018

Plenary and Workshop Details

Click on one of the ‘voices’ below to find out more about each presentation at the conference. Each voice will help you plan your day; feel free to mix-and-match and attend the talks which most pique your interest!

  • Learning: looking at the ‘hows’ of learning, and improving the learner experience in the ELT classroom.
  • Teaching: ways in which ELT professionals can improve their teaching practice.
  • Assessment: a specific focus on exam preparation and the latest developments in ELT.
  • Management: tools for directors of studies and managers to develop effective and motivated teams.

Voices in ELT
Saturday 17 November 2018

Registration

Registration

46,0082,00

Join us on Saturday 17th November for a lively and rewarding day of plenary talks and practical workshops, all related to the different “voices” or perspectives present in the modern ELT classroom.

Voices in ELT
Saturday 17 November 2018

Venue

Palauet Casades

Il·lustre Col·legi de l'Advocacia de Barcelona

Our 6th Annual Conference returns to the beautiful surroundings of the Palauet Casades. Dating from 1833, the building is famous for its auditorium and ‘pati de columnes’ and is home to the Il·lustre Col·legi de l’Advocacia de Barcelona. Easily accessible through the same building are the modern and well-equipped training rooms which will be used for our afternoon workshops.

The Palauet Casades is centrally located at Carrer de Mallorca, 283 (corner with Roger de Llúria), 08037 Barcelona. It is a short walk from Passeig de Gràcia and easily accessible by train, metro or bus.

Voices in ELT
Saturday 17 November 2018

Sponsors

Contact

Voices in ELT
Saturday 17 November 2018

Exams Catalunya
Cambridge English
Platinum Exam Centres ES439-ES449

Freixa, 5-9
08021 Barcelona
tel: 934 111 333
email: info@exams-catalunya.com

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday 9 h to 17 h

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