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Third Plenary Speaker Announced!

Mike Shreeve

 

Mike Shreeve has taught in state schools, language schools and management academies. He has also worked in a business and professional context. The connecting principle is an interest in people and their psychology.

Mike is CELTA trained and a qualified coach who aims to enable students to realise some if not all their learning potential. He has taught for the last few years in Pilgrims summer teacher training school the coaching with NLP course and teaching “difficult learners”.

He has recently been involved in a large teaching project to enhance coaching and feedback skills to Ethiopian teachers- a welcome return to a country he worked in when qualifying as a teacher. Outside of this he coaches individuals (mainly teachers, business owners and professionals) and is involved in several education projects. Until recently he has been a school governor.

Outside of professional life, Mike lives in Brighton and enjoys walking and contemplating the South Downs and is (healthily) obsessed with playing tennis.

 

 

Second Plenary Speaker Announced!

Alan Maley

 

 

Alan Maley’s career in English Language Teaching began with The British Council in 1962.  He worked for the British Council in Yugoslavia, Ghana, Italy, France, PR China and India over a period of 26 years.  After resigning from the Council in 1988, he became Director-General of the Bell Educational Trust in Cambridge (1988-93).  He then took up the post of Senior Fellow in the Department of English, National University of Singapore, where he stayed for 5 years   His last full-time post was as Dean and Professor of the Institute for English Language Education, Assumption University, Bangkok, where he set up new MA programmes.  Since retiring from Assumption in 2004, he has occupied a number of visiting professorial posts at Leeds Metropolitan, Nottingham, Durham, Malaysia (UKM), Vietnam (OU-HCMC) and Germany (Universitat Augsburg).

He has published extensively and was series editor for the Oxford Resource Books for Teachers for over 20 years. He continues to write for publication.  His most recent ELT publications include:

  • Creativity in the English Language Classroom. (co-editor with Nik Peachey) 2015 British Council.
  • Global Issues in the Creative English Classroom. (co-editor with Nik Peachey) 2017  British Council
  • Creativity in Language Teaching: from Inspiration to Implementation.  With Tamas Kiss.  2017 .  Palgrave-Macmillan.
  • Alan Maley’s 50 Creative Activities.  2018,  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

He has recently published collections of his haiku:

  • What the Eye Sees.  1018. Fordwich: PWP.
  • How the Heart Responds.  2018. Fordwich: PWP.

He remains active as a speaker at national and international conferences.

He was a co-founder of The Extensive Reading Foundation, and of The C group: Creativity for Change in Language Education.  He is a past-President of IATEFL, and was given the ELTons Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012

 

Volontiranje u programu „English Access Microsholarship Program (Access)“

 
Postani Access nastavnik-volonter u Beogradu, Kraljevu ili Kragujevcu!
Pridruži se kreativnom timu koji ne radi po knjizi, a čiji učenici najbrže uče!
Prijave do 23. septembra 2018. godine

 

Pozivamo studente i diplomce filoloških fakulteta da učestvuju u programu „English Access Microsholarship Program (Access)“, koji se sprovodi u saradnji Udruženja nastavnika engleskog jezika – ELTA i Američke ambasade u Beogradu, Kraljevu i Kragujevcu.

Volonteri u ova tri grada imaće priliku da se upoznaju sa najsavremenijim metodičkim pristupom u nastavi engleskog jezika kroz aktivnosti koje obuhvataju: obilaske kulturne baštine, sport, muziku, glumu, kreiranje i prezentaciju projekata, letnji kamp i putovanja, koja imaju za cilj unapređivanje kulturne razmene.

Po isteku jednog semestra, do juna 2019. godine, volonteri koji su učestvovali sa najmanje 80% prisustva, dobiće sertifikat o učešću koji će im biti od koristi za prijavljivanje na dalje edukativne programe i rad u inostranstvu.

Polaznici ovog dvogodišnjeg programa su talentovani učenici uzrasta od 13 do 15 godina, dobitnici stipendije Državnog sekretarijata Sjedinjenih Američkih Država. Časovi i aktivnosti se održavaju radnim danima u večernjim terminima, kao i subotom, u dogovoru sa koordinatorom i nastavnicima.

Zainteresovani mogu da pošalju prijave do 23. septembra 2018. godine na imejl elta.access@gmail.com, sa naznakom u naslovu imejla za koji grad se prijava odnosi (Beograd, Kraljevo ili Kragujevac).

Potrebno je ukratko obrazložiti motiv za učešće i navesti sledeće podatke:

  • ime i prezime
  • fakultet, smer i godina
  • kontakt telefon
  • imejl

Srdačan pozdrav,

Access tim

ELTA Seeks Qualified English Teachers in Kraljevo!

 
The English Access Microscholarship Program is currently seeking qualified English teachers to start classes in autumn 2018.  Classes are Monday through Saturday, 3 hours weekly.

 
U.S. Embassy and English Language Teachers’ Association (ELTA Serbia) provide English language instruction to groups of 25 students, ages 13-15, from economically disadvantaged families in Kraljevo. The program targets students who have excelled academically and have limited opportunities to study English.

This program will give the teachers the opportunity to be part of a committed and professional team. Teachers will learn and share best practices in English teaching and grow professionally. This experience will strengthen their opportunities to participate successfully in their community’s socio-economic development and apply for future U.S. educational and exchange programs. In addition, the participants will become familiar with many aspects of U.S. culture and thus develop a deeper understanding of current issues in U.S. society.
 
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • English Teaching Degree or related field
  • At least 3 years of experience teaching English as a Foreign or Second Language
  • Completed application with a statement of purpose
 
SELECTION PROCESS
Participants will be selected through an open, merit-based competition. Top candidates will be interviewed by the Access Coordinator. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
 
COMPLETE APPLICATION INCLUDES
  • Curriculum Vitae (must be written in English) with a recent photo
  • One page essay discussing how you would teach English to students from an economically disadvantaged and non-elite background
  • A sample lesson plan of yours
  • The subject line must include the name of the city which you apply for

 

Please send your application to elta.access@gmail.com  no later than September 5th, 2018.

 

Plenary Speakers List and Conference Updates

Dear friends, it is our pleasure to announce some of the plenary speakers whom you will be able to hear at our conference. We hope you will enjoy their lectures and workshops. You can find abstracts for their speeches here.

  • Graham Hall
  • Jayme Adelson Goldstein
  • Sophie Ioannou Georgiu
  • Steve Oakes
  • Geraldine Mark
  • Tony O’Brien
  • Steve Lever
  • Danae Kozanoglou

Early bird registration period has been extended until April 20th! Take advantage of lower conference registration fees and apply today.

Take a look at the provisional conference programme.

You can also find information on our conference venue.