On November 19th the Exams Catalunya 4th Annual ELT Conference will take place at the Esade Forum in Pedralbes, Barcelona. The event, which has become one of the highlights of the ELT professional’s year, brings together teachers and other ELT professionals for a day full of professional development and networking.
This year’s plenary sessions will provide food for thought with a series of talks delivered by leading figures in the field of ELT. Presenters include Dr. Anne O’Keefe, Director of Teaching and Learning at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, who will talk about The English Grammar Profile Project and Neil McCutcheon, Teacher and Teacher Trainer, who will bring us up to speed on recent developments in Second Language acquisition research and their implications for language teachers.
A new addition to the 4th edition of the conference will be a panel discussion during which five experts will discuss the question Does the communicative approach continue to serve the needs of EFL learners and teachers? This is sure to be a lively discussion and the audience will also be invited to take part.
The afternoon sessions will start with a choice of a variety of workshops including Engaging learners in writing and assessing writing at B2 and C1 by Anne Robinson, Feedback: What is it and who is it for? by Kat Robb and English for the Zombie Apocalypse by Robert Campbell & Lindsay Clandfield. These sessions will allow participants the opportunity to participate actively and provide useful ideas that can then be applied in the classroom.
Following the workshops, Lindsay Clandfield, Teacher, Teacher Trainer and award-winning author, will deliver the final plenary in which he will talk about the use of information and communications technology (ICT) in the classroom and what a communicative approach with technology might look like in the classroom.
To finish off the day, the closing ceremony will include prizes and reflection on the day.
If you still haven’t got your ticket, you can do so here and remember to look for the event on social media using the hashtag #4thELTConference.