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Early Bird Registration Extended!

6 May 2016

Dear colleagues,

Thought you’d missed your chance to register for the 14th ELTA Serbia Conference at the lowest price? You’re in luck – Early Bird registration has been extended for two final weeks, ending Friday, May 6!

This is your last chance to take advantage of the current savings. Once May 6 arrives, the Early Bird will have flown!

The planning team has put a great agenda together for you! To view the sessions click here.

We would also like to use this opportunity to inform you about our special 3+1 offer for schools. Your schools can pay 3 conference fees and get one for free.

The conference will be held at the Singidunum University, 261a Kumodraška Street, Belgrade. Please be advised that there are two University buildings in the same area, the one at 32 Danijelova Street and the one where the Conference is being held at 261a Kumodraška Street. Note that the street name has been changed to 261a Peka Dapčevića Street but the maps haven’t been updated yet. Click here for the route and accessibility.

Take this chance and register for the conference now! We hope you can join us on 20-21 of May!

ELTA team

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Small Town Stories: Creative Writing Course for ELTA Teachers

Creative Writing for ELTA Teachers was the professional development course organized by ELTA and supported by the American Embassy. Not many teachers in Serbia have the opportunity to take such a course during their university studies. Designed for those teachers who love to write in their spare time, Creative Writing for ELTA Teachers was an effort to help them pursue their passions. It was designed to strengthen writing skills, ignite imagination, and encourage new pedagogical approaches to language teaching.

This publication is devoted to teachers from Serbia who love writing so much that they took part in a Creative Writing Course, worked hard to improve their writing skills, developed creative writing activities for their students, and were brave enough to share their stories with you.

Join us for a public reading during the 14th ELTA conference in May where the authors will read selected portions of their published work. In the meantime, enjoy reading their stories!

SMALL TOWN STORIES

P.S. Please wait for a few seconds while the file load. This may depend on your internet speed.

 

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The Regional Access Teachers’ Conference Successfully Closed

William Henderson, Public Affairs Counselor in the US Embassy in Belgrade, Myrtis Mixon, English language specialist and Olja Milosevic, ELTA president, closed the Regional Access Teachers’ Conference ‘Taller in Tolerance’ following three days of presentations and activities.

We want to thank the speakers, facilitators, and of course, participants for your contributions which made this Conference a success. Who could have imagined a better exchange than seeing representatives from the several countries represented here joining forces in the workshops to promote ethnic and religious tolerance, appreciate diversity and multiculturalism, and foster empathy.

Congratulations! We look forward to working with you all in the coming years.

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Regional Access Teachers’ Conference Opened Today

U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission, Gordon Duguid, and State Secretary at the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Nenad Borovcanin, spoke at the opening of the Regional Access Teachers’ Conference ‘Taller in Tolerance’ held today at the Moskva Hotel in Belgrade.

The three-day conference has gathered fifty Access teachers from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo and Macedonia to develop practical English lessons and projects that facilitate cross cultural understanding, promote ethnic and religious tolerance, appreciate diversity and multiculturalism, and foster empathy. Funded by the U.S. Department of State and implemented by the U.S. Embassy Serbia and the English Language Teachers’ Association (ELTA), the Access program provides English language instruction to 13–15 year-old students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The conference organised by the Regional English Language Office (RELO), the English Language Teachers’ Association (ELTA) and the U.S. Embassy Serbia gives the opportunity to bring together teachers from across the region to work towards the one shared goal: a multi-ethnic and tolerant society.