8th ELT Conference Online Event 2021

Building resilience in times of change

Welcome to the webpage for our 8th ELT Conference which this year will be an online event with a series of webinars programmed over four days from 24 February to 27 February. The theme of this year’s conference – Building resilience in times of change – reflects the challenges we are all facing as we live through a pandemic, and seeks to offer support, motivation and practical advice both to teachers and to managers from our Preparation Centres. We have put together a group of inspiring speakers, some connecting from countries outside Spain; some well-known to those of you who regularly attend our events; and some joining us for the first time.

One of the advantages of an online event is that it allows us to reach audiences in all of the places where we operate: Catalunya, Madrid, the Balearics, and Andorra. The other great advantage is the flexibility it offers you to view the events live, or to watch the recorded sessions later at a time that suits you. All you need to do is register for the live event and you will receive a link to the session recording.

We look forward to welcoming you to this exciting support event presented by Assessment and Certification Services (Exams Madrid, Exams Catalunya & Andorra, Exams Balears) and sponsored by Cambridge Assessment English and Cambridge University Press.

The Programme

Online Event

This year we are presenting ten webinars from experts in the field of ELT.

  • Anita Derecskei, Teacher and Teacher Trainer. Anita’s workshop will help you develop your own plan to simplify all things digital but also stay sane!
  • Neus Lorenzo, Inspector of Education, Generalitat de Catalunya; Researcher & Consultant. Neus will examine the many challenges we currently face and how we can transform education towards a more inclusive and sustainable system.
  • Rachael Roberts, ELT Author and Life Coach. Rachael has a special interest in teacher well-being and will give a presentation on dealing with uncertain times and coping with situations outside our control.
  • Dr. Christina Nicole Giannikas, Researcher, Author, Editor & International Conference Speaker. This session will explore how to engage young learners studying in the virtual classroom.
  • Naomi McLatchie, Teacher and Teacher Trainer. Naomi’s session focuses on preparing for Cambridge B2 First for Schools Writing, through inspiring photos and favourite foods.
  • Peter Lucantoni, Author, Teacher Trainer and Conference Speaker, will look at the learning strategies which will help to train learners of the future.
  • George Chilton, Creative Director at Hubbub Labs. ‘Thriving, not just surviving’, focuses on ways to market and promote your language school or education business in a period of uncertainty and upheaval.
  • Anna Neil, CELTA trainer, ELT teacher, EdTech developer. This session explores who the new generation of students are, what makes them different and how teachers can stay relevant.
  • Tim Warre, Teacher, Teacher Trainer & ELT Blogger, presents tweaks and hacks to get the most out of coursebook and authentic materials for face-to-face and online classes.
  • Sarah Ellis, Senior Manager for Cambridge Assessment English Italy. Sarah will look at some practical ideas and activities teachers can exploit to increase learner motivation and engagement.

Webinars 2021

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