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ELTA’s ECO Challenge


Imagine if trees gave free wifi.
We’d all be planting like crazy.
It’s a pity they only give us the oxygen we breathe.



Deforestation, pollution, natural disasters and climate change are just some of the problems our planet is  facing. We need to do something about them… and soon!

Let’s make a difference and help our world become a cleaner and greener place!

ELTA invites primary and secondary school students to join our mission to raise ecological awareness and get involved in the protection of the environment so that we can all live in a healthy world.

Students are invited to:

  • make a short video (up to 2 minutes; no use of copyrighted material is allowed),
  • make a poster/comic (only photographs, drawings and illustrations created by the students are allowed) or
  • write a poem sending a message to their peers to protect the environment.
Submission deadline: 1 March, 2018
Project selection: 1-10 March, 2018
Voting: 10-20 March, 2018
Winners announcement: last week of March


A three-member ELTA committee will choose the best projects which will be posted on ELTA website for public voting.

The committee will be looking for:
  • originality
  • creativity
  • language quality


The three projects with most votes will be awarded prizes.

All the participants, both teachers and students will get an electronic certificate for joining the project.

The project is sponsored by: Data Status, Educational Centre, ELI Centar, Oxford Centar, The English Book and Regional Environmental Center Country Office Serbia.
ECO Challenge Submission Form
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ELTA Journal: Volume 5 | Issue 5


Dear colleagues,

In the midst of the holiday season, we are proud to present the latest edition of ELTA Journal.

We hope that the readership will find the papers presented here informative and insightful. Our field of work often presents numerous possibilities for us as teachers and researchers to fill puzzled or curious about all the aspects and challenges presented in front of us. Thus, the papers in this issue are thought-provoking and possibly inspirational for us to examine the topics further or shed a different light on them, from inclusion, dyslexia, differentiated instruction, viewing the listening skill as a dynamic process, analyzing prereading strategies or exploring ESP.

We hope this issue will be of broad interest to the readership of the journal and we look forward to receiving the feedback. We would encourage the submission of articles to further the advancement of the teaching profession.

With best wishes,
ELTA Journal Editorial Team


Our fourth plenary speaker is…

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.


Rob Dean

Rob has been involved in ELT as a teacher, director of studies and teacher trainer since 1994. During this time, he has taught a wide variety of ages and levels in numerous countries in Europe and South East Asia, and is currently based in Poland. Rob has taught a wide variety of course types, from primary to adult, including exam preparation, EAP and English for business and professional purposes. He has numerous interest areas within the world of ELT, including teaching young learners, teaching with technology, language and culture and task based learning. Rob now works as an independent international teacher trainer and academic consultant, and travels widely delivering talks, workshops and seminars – as well as online webinars – to teachers all over the world. Over the years, Rob has covered a wide range of topic areas including methodology, language, practical teaching ideas, classroom management, motivation of learners and blended learning to name but a few.




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