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ELTA’s YL SIG Day: Joy of Teaching Young Learners


Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to join us at our first YL SIG Day Joy of Teaching Young Learners which will be held on March 3rd 2018 at the Faculty of Legal and Business Studies Dr Lazar Vrkatic in Novi Sad, Serbia. 

You will have an opportunity to attend two plenary sessions and a number of practical, innovative presentations and workshops, all dedicated to teaching young learners. 

The event will be accredited by the Institute for Educational Advancement and all the participants will receive an official certificate of attendance.


Abstract submission deadline: 10 December 2017
Participant registration deadline: 23 February 2018


Please choose one of the proposed online forms to fill out:

Speaker Proposal Form
Participant Registration Form


Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

More info TBA soon.

We look forward to seeing you in March!

ELTA team

ELTA Representative for the TESOL Macedonia-Thrace 25th Jubilee International Conference

Dear members,

ELTA is looking for an official representative to attend and give a presentation at the TESOL Macedonia-Thrace 25th Jubilee International Conference ”Overcoming Obstacles Shaping the future” which will be held from 23rd to 25th February 2018 in the picturesque city of Thessaloniki in the North of Greece.

For more information about the conference and criteria please visit and

If you are interested, please send your abstract (max 200 words) and the motivation letter to no later than 25 November 2017.

Your ELTA team

ELTA Newsletter: November-December 2017

Dear readers,

Another year is approaching to its end.

A year full of conferences, new projects, new books, interesting initiatives. So many possibilities for professional development. So many opportunities for thinking, re-thinking, considering, re-considering new/different approaches to teaching. We have tried to keep you up-to-date with all of them and we have seen your appreciation for which we are deeply grateful.

We hope you enjoy reading our new issue.

If you want to contribute, do not hesitate to contact us if you want to talk about an idea for an article or even send us your work directly. You can find us at

ELTA Editorial Team


New Plenary Speakers Announced | ELTA Serbia Conference 2018

Daniel Xerri

Daniel Xerri is a lecturer in TESOL at the University of Malta, the joint co-ordinator of the IATEFL Research SIG, and the chairperson of the ELT Council within the Ministry for Education and Employment in Malta. He sits on IATEFL’s Conference Committee and on TESOL International Association’s Research Professional Council. He holds postgraduate degrees in English and Applied Linguistics, as well as a PhD in Education from the University of York. He has been awarded a number of international grants in order to conduct research in the United Kingdom, Australia, and the USA. He is the author of many publications on different areas of education and TESOL, including articles published in ELT Journal, English in Education, and International Journal of Research and Method in Education. His main research interests are creativity, practitioner research, and teacher education. Further details about his talks and publications can be found at


Alan Marsh

Alan has worked in teacher training and development (including CELTA, DELTA, Erasmus+) with teachers from all over the world, both in mainstream education (Primary, Secondary and Tertiary) and in private language school contexts. He regularly leads teacher development courses in various European countries. He also contributes regularly to ELT publications, is the President of MATEFL (Malta Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language) and in 2014 he was awarded the Inspiring ELT Professional award in recognition of his contribution to Malta’s ELT industry. You can find out more about Alan on his website


Jelena Vranješević

Jelena Vranješević holds BA, MA and PhD degrees from the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Belgrade, Department of Psychology. She is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade where she teaches Developmental Psychology and Psychology of Education. Professor Vranješević is an author of four monographies and  numerous papers and articles published in scientific and professional journals. She coauthored and coordinated national and international projects on social justice/education against prejudice, non-violent communication  and alternative methods of conflict resolution (mediation and negotiation), intercultural education and children’s rights, and she also wrote reference books on these topics. Professor Vranješević participated in research projects dealing with different aspects of improving the quality of education: parent participation in their children’s education and teacher professional development.



More info TBA. 

ELTA Representative for the 39th TESOL Greece Convention

Dear colleagues,

ELTA is looking for an official representative to attend and give a presentation at the 39th TESOL Greece Convention which will be held from 3-4 March 2018 in Athens, Greece.

For more information about the conference and criteria please visit and

If you are interested, please send your abstract (max 200 words) and the motivation letter to no later than 11 November 2017.

Your ELTA team