Konferencia pre učiteľov angličtiny

International House Bratislava v spolupráci s Cambridge University Press vás pozývajú na konferenciu pre učiteľov angličtiny.

16. ročník konferencie


Registračný formulár

9:30 - 16:15
1 plenary session + 4 workshops (with breaks)

Live online

15€ (učitelia IH Bratislava a partnerských škôl majú vstup zadarmo)
We will send the links for the specific workshops only to the attendees who have paid the fees.

Speakers and the programme for 2022 will be announced later.

Summary of the previous conference.

Main Speaker 2021

Ben Goldstein

Ben Goldstein is a teacher, teacher trainer, materials writer and international conference speaker. He has taught English for over twenty-five years in the UK, Spain and Hong Kong. He currently teaches on The New School’s online MATESOL program (New York). He has co-authored the secondary coursebook series Eyes Open and the adult series English Unlimited and Evolve as well as the teachers’ methodology handbooks. Working with Images and Language Learning with Digital Video - all published by Cambridge University Press. His main interests lie in intercultural and identity issues, visual literacy and English as an International Language.

Cambridge University Press https://www.cambridge.org/authorhub/author-testimonials/ben-goldstein


Please note that places are limited in each workshop. Therefore the registration will be done on a first come, first served basis.
You can choose one workshop at each time slot.
Program online ELT konferencie pre učiteľov angličtiny 2021

PLENARY session:
The Labels we Live By
There is an increasing tendency to categorize learners, but these labels are rarely neutral and can take on lives of their own, independent of our learners’ actual opportunities to acquire language. This talk explores alternative ways of understanding learner identities following a narrative rather than a paradigmatic approach.

In the other workshops you could learn about:

Pete Easton: Teaching Kids Online
Teaching during the pandemic has given us some challenges, but also some great opportunities.  In this workshop, we will look at exploiting the advantage of students' ready access to technology during the lesson to make activities more engaging and give the students the opportunity to communicate.

Katarína Hrtánková: Let’s Keep Kids and Teenagers Busy in Online Classes!
In this workshop we are going to look at using different types of materials and activities to involve our YL students as much as possible. Kids and teenagers find online lessons more tiring and it isn't always easy to keep their attention.
In this workshop we are going to focus on making pairwork and groupwork activities work in online lessons.

Ben Goldstein: Keeping up with the “Screenagers”    
We all know how video can engage and motivate today’s screenagers but are we making the best of the media?  How can we really connect with our teenage learners through video? This talk begins by outlining the key roles of video and then analyses the changes that the digital age is making to the use of video in and outside class. We finish by showing ways that teenage students can think critically about the genre and create their own successful videos. Examples of student work will be shown.

Maire Worth: Using Songs in the Classroom
Did you know that many linguists believe that language evolved from singing?
Were you aware that infants sing before they speak?
Have you heard that young adults listen to 12 hours of music in English?
Come to the workshop and get some ideas on how to use music and songs in the classroom.

Eva Košuthová: Crash-Boom-Bang or Using Sound Effects in an Online Classroom
Sounds. They’re all around us. Sometimes so many we ignore them. And yet, they have the power to create strong emotions, vivid mental images or influence our state of mind.
Can we put these potent resources to a good use in the classroom? How can we exploit them to increase motivation, retain focus and maximize speaking?

Ben Goldstein: Encouraging Learner Autonomy
This talk focuses on the importance of learning to learn. It shows examples of how our teenage students can take responsibility for their own learning and become more independent and autonomous both inside and outside the classroom. Practical tips on how to allow learners to play a more active role and evaluate and reflect on their learning will be provided.  

Filip Kšenzulák: Engaging Unmotivated Students
In times like these teachers often have to face challenges they may not have been prepared for. To motivate a class of students in an online environment often feels like a Sisyphean task. This workshop aims to explore some of the most common reasons behind the students' lack of motivation and will discuss different activities both physical and virtual that the teachers may use to engage their students.

and about the following courses:

Nicholas Worth: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About CELTA  But Were Afraid to Ask
Come to the workshop and find out!

Tom Rowley: IHBET (Teaching Business English)
Some teachers find Business English challenging because they lack a Business background or they do not know how to bring it to life in the classroom.  In this workshop, you will get a taster of the International House Business English Teaching course also known as IHBET.  We will look at what Business English is and at activities to teach it.  If you are interested, join us on 20th February at the IH Bratislava conference.

Laura Bíró: TEPC (Teaching Exam Preparation Classes)
If our students want to study abroad or get promoted at work, they will quite probably want to pass a Cambridge Exam successfully.
How do we prepare them for it?
Sign up for this workshop on Teaching Exam Preparation Classes and get a taster of what the IH TEPC course is about:
  • by learning about the exams, the papers and the tasks through interactive activities
  • by looking at some ways how to help your students achieve their goal and pass their exam with flying colours
  • by discussing some ideas related to learner engagement and making exam preparation a memorable experience.

Cristina Rowley: IHCYLT (Teaching Young Learners and Teenagers)
In this workshop, I will talk about my experience as a YL teacher and IHCYLT trainee, how I got to enjoy teaching YLs, how IHCYLT changed my lessons and why it is important to get trained. I will also give you some tips and tricks on teaching YLs to make it an enjoyable experience.
The workshop is aimed at those who would want to start teaching Young Learners but do not know where to start or find the whole idea daunting.

Konferenciu organizujeme v spolupráci s:
Cambridge University Press

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Povedali o nás

Odozvy na 15-ty ročník IH ELT konferencie v 2021 (po prvýkrát online)

"Thank you so much for the opportunity to see smart people in one place). The organisation was great. The speakers are the best."

"Thank you very much for organizing this conference, it was simply great and useful. Many new tips for teaching, interesting ideas for online lessons. Ben Goldstein as the main speaker was excellent. Thank you for the time, energy and effort you all put in, was definitely worth it."

"Thank you for amazing webinars, they were interactive, everything ran smoothly and the content was very inspirational and enlightening, including the plenary session!"

"It was my first experience and I was really satisfied with everything - communication, program, punctuality, running everything smoothly - I mistakenly had expected some technical problems. Luckily, there were no problems at all."

"I really enjoyed the conference. I appreciate that the workshops I took were really interactive. Thank you."

"The conference was very helpful. Thank you very much! :) :) :)"

"It was professional and worth participating in this conference."

"The conference was very nice for me. All lecturers were excellently prepared. Thank you very much. I am very glad that I was able to participate. I will definitely use themes in my work. I really liked it. I wish the whole team all the best, especially health."

"Online form was good for me. I didn´t have to travel. And it was well-organised from the very beginning. Thank you all."

"Thank you for a perfect organization,good presenters and useful topics."

"It was very well organized and I enjoyed it as always :)"

"Organization of the conference online was a great idea. I thank for overall organization and technical support to the IHBA staff and presenters for inspirational workshops :-)"

"Thank you for organising this event, it was an amazing experience and I am already looking forward to attending your next event :)"

"Thank you to all the presenters and IHB for a great conference. Hope to meet you face to face next year!!"

"It was very well organised, no technical issues involved.Thank you very much :-)"

"Very well organized and prepared sessions.Quite informative overal."

"Although this was a first year of this conference being run online, it was professionally organised and well-managed."

"Great experience and I’ve found many interestings ideas! Thank you, IH!"

"My big THANK YOU to everybody involved in organizing of this event. It must have been a lot of work, but it will certainly pay off. Great job!"

"Well-organized from the technical point of view. The speakers were very friendly and professional. Looking forward to the next conference!"

Odozvy na predchádzajúce ročníky:

"Dobrý deň, milé dámy a páni,
chcem sa poďakovať za nesmierne prínosnú a výborne zorganizovanú sobotnú konferenciu. Nakoľko som musela odísť o niečo skôr ako bol oficiálny koniec, neodovzdala som feedback, dovolím si teda aspoň touto formou zareagovať.
Hlavná téma s Olha Madylus o domácich úlohách bola nesmierne užitočná...prítomná som bola aj na session Assisting YLs with difficulties in learning English Alexandrosa Vagenasa, Videos Lydie Melnovej a Wortschatzarbeit Kristiny Klug - všetky boli veľmi fajn a helpful.
Som veľmi rada, že som sa konferencie zúčastnila, prajem celému organizačnému teamu veľa dobrých nápadov do budúcnosti a teším sa na ďalšie ročníky.
S pozdravom
Renáta Bošňáková"

"A very informative event. I´ll be sure to apply what I have learnt. Thank you!
Great speakers. Tank you!
Inspiring activities I want to an I wil try in my classes.
I enjoyed it very much. Thank you!"
"Dobry den prajem,
chceme sa velmi pekne podakovat za fantasticku konferenciu. Hodnotim ju ako profesionalne vyborne zorganizovanu, casovy harmonogram bol dodrzany, neboli meskania a prestoje. Vsetko plynulo hladko. Viem, ze je za tym kopec roboty a organizacie, aby vsetko klapalo.
Som velmi rada, ze sme sa jej zucastnili a tesime sa na dalsie rocniky.
S nasimi lektorkami sme sa zhodli, ze to bola uzitocne stravena sobota.
A ja osobne som rada, ze som sa konecne osobne zoznamila s pani Slavkou Novomestskou :)
Pekny tyzden prajem
S pozdravom
Mgr. Eva L."

"...thanks for sending me the photos from the IH Conference 2014.
For me, it was really an inspirational day.
Thanks for good seminars full of interesting thoughts and ideas which have given me a new motivation and desire to improve my teaching skills.
I have already given the references to my colleagues.
We are looking forward to the 10th IH Conference."

"Thank you for this email with some useful information and especially nice photos. I enjoyed the conference very much."

ELT konferencia pre učiteľov angličtiny