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11th ELTA IATEFL 2013 Conference

11th ELTA IATEFL 2013 Conference

 “He who dares to teach must never cease to learn”

 Faculty of Education, Belgrade, May 10-11 2013

 

Dear members and colleagues,

ELTA Serbia is proud to announce the 11th Annual ELTA Serbia Conference – “He who dares to teach must never cease to learn”

You are invited to join us from 10th to 11th May 2013 at the Faculty of Education in Belgrade.

ELT is a complex, multifaceted activity which often requires teachers to juggle multiple tasks and goals knowledgeably and skillfully at the same time. In order to understand their practice better EFL teachers pursue different ways of professional development. Engaging in reflective practice, as an ongoing example of lifelong learning, aims to make teachers draw meaning from their practice, behaviours and methods inside the classroom with the intent to change for the better.

Having this in mind, ELTA Serbia 2013 Conference will focus on reflective teaching in the broadest sense of its meaning. Therefore, it is our pleasure to invite you to share your classroom experience with a wider community of teachers who settle for nothing less than excellence.

Your ELTA Serbia team

 

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Competition 2013-2014

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Competition 2012-2013

 

 

 

 

U.S. EMBASSY BELGRADE ANNOUNCES
THE COMPETITION FOR THE 2013-2014 HUBERT H. HUMPHREY FELLOWSHIP FOR CITIZENS OF SERBIA

THE COMPETITION IS OPEN FROM JUNE 1 TO AUGUST 15, 2012

The Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications from citizens from Serbia for Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowships for the 2013-2014 academic year.

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is a U.S. Department of State Fulbright program that brings accomplished mid-level professionals to the U.S. for 10-months of combined academic (NON-DEGREE) and professional work. The program provides a basis for lasting ties between citizens of the United States and their professional counterparts in other countries.

The Humphrey Fellowship is granted competitively to public and private sector candidates with strong leadership potential and a commitment to public service in the following fields:

  • Agricultural and Rural Development
  • Communications/Journalism
  • Economic Development/Finance and Banking
  • Educational Administration, Planning and Policy
  • Higher Education Administration
  • HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention
  • Human Resource Management
  • Law and Human Rights
  • Natural Resources Management/Environmental Policy/Climate Change
  • Public Health Policy and Management
  • Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
  • Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention*
  • Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (Teacher Training or Curriculum Development)
  • Technology Policy and Management
  • Trafficking in Persons, Policy and Prevention
  • Urban and Regional Planning

 

*SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE EDUCATION, TREATMENT AND PREVENTION: Humphrey Fellowships in this field are co-financed by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Candidates must have either a research background in the field or demonstrated ability to learn the results and policy implications of current research.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: Serbian citizenship, permanent employment in Serbia, university degree, and English proficiency (with a minimum TOEFL test score of 525 paper-based, or 71 internet-based).

In addition to the pre-academic language training traditionally available, the Humphrey Program is now offering a Long-Term English (LTE) language training opportunity to facilitate participation of candidates who are lacking the necessary language skills. LTE participants will be brought to the U.S for an intensive language training to improve their language skills prior to transitioning to their academic-year Humphrey campuses. Candidates for LTE typically have TOEFL scores 42-61 (internet-based test).

RECRUITMENT: Candidates should be mid-career professionals in leadership positions who have the required experience, skills and commitment to public service as well as potential for advancement in their professions.

Applicants must have a minimum of five years of professional experience and should be interested in the policy aspects of their fields of specialization.

NOT ELIGIBLE:

– Recent university graduates, university teachers or academic researchers with no management responsibilities (except in the fields of the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language and Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention);

– Individuals who have attended a graduate school in the U.S. for more than one academic year during the past six years, and individuals with other recent U.S. experience (more than six months during the past four years);

– Local employees of the U.S. Mission in Serbia who work for the U.S. Department of State, and members of their families, as well as individuals with dual U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent resident status.

DEPENDENTS:  The Humphrey Fellowship stipend is budgeted only for the grantee. The award does not include additional allowances for dependents. Candidates who are planning to have dependents join them in the U.S. should bear in mind the high cost of living and must show proof of adequate personal funds to cover living expenses and dependents’ health insurance.

The Humphrey Fellowship program is administered by the Institute of International Education – www.iie.org. For more information on the Humphrey Fellowship program see: www.humphreyfellowship.org.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 15, 2012

Application forms can be found at:

https://apply.embark.com/student/humphrey/fellowship

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS: copy of passport (face page); evidence of employment in Serbia (letter from employer confirming employment); certified transcript(s) and university diploma(s); curriculum vitae; and TOEFL scores (if available).

Additional documents should be mailed to the following address August 15, 2012:

American Embassy
Public Affairs Office
Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship
Kneza Milosa 50
11000 Belgrade

SELECTION: Following a technical review, qualified candidates will be invited for an interview in September. Candidates who pass the interview will be registered for the TOEFL exam. The final selection and placement will be made in March of 2013, in Washington.

For additional information about the Humphrey Fellowship:
Email: stojanovicd@state.gov
Tel: 011/306-4771

 

 

IATEFL BESIG Joint Satellite Event, Belgrade, 16 June 2012

IATEFL BESIG  

Joint Satellite Event 

16 June 2012

The International Association of Teachers of Foreign Language (IATEFL) Business
English Special Interest Group (BESIG) and Cambridge University Press are pleased
to announce a joint satellite event in Belgrade. The satellite event aims to extend the
reach of the IATEFL BESIG Summer Symposium held in Paris on 16 June 2012 to
business English professionals in Serbia.

IATEFL BESIG Summer Symposia

The IATEFL BESIG symposia are a regular meeting place for business English
stakeholders. They provide an opportunity to find out about the latest developments in
the world of business English teaching, to meet and to network with business English
professionals, and to source instantly applicable teaching tips.

Belgrade Joint Satellite Event Details

The joint satellite event will be held at the Belgrade Teacher Training Faculty (room
31) on 16 June from 9.30 to 16.45. The online conferencing application that will be
used will allow the participants in Belgrade to attend a selection of presentations
simulcast from Paris. The software also enables  the Belgrade participants to take an
active part by asking questions and making comments through our two local
moderators.

To see the satellite event programme, please visit
http://www.besig.org/events/online/simulcasts/Paris.aspx.

How to register

To enrol for the joint satellite event, please email Dragana Vujković-Bukvin, one of the
local moderators, at draganans@neobee.net. The joint satellite event is free of charge,
and applications will be processed on a first come – first served basis.

Acknowledgements

IATEFL BESIG is grateful to Cambridge University Press for their generous
sponsorship of the Paris technical equipment, the simulcasting and their co-
sponsorship of the Belgrade joint satellite event.

We are looking forward to seeing you “virtually” in Paris!

Venue

Teacher Training Faculty (Učiteljski fakultet)

Kraljice Natalije 43 & Ljutice Bogdana 46

Belgrade

BESIG, the Business English Special Interest Group of IATEFL

www.besig.org

 

Sharing Conference Materials

Dear ELTA member/presenter,
Our conference was a great success and all the workshops and presentations made a difference in how we teach English.
Now we would like to share all the materials from the conference with wider audience. If you have presented at the conference, we would like to use your PowerPoint presentations, videos, handouts and other materials which you used in your presentation and post it all on SEETA website where English teachers from the whole region would be able to access it.
Also, if you have photos from the conference, we are currently preparing a picture gallery for our website and facebook page, and your pictures could become a part of it.
Please send all your materials to elta.kancelarija@gmail.com
Your ELTA team