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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.

Conference Accommodation

If you need to book a room during our conference, ELTA can assist you with your choice of accommodation. We recommend single, double and triple rooms in the Park Hotel Belgrade at reasonable prices. We also suggest  Manga Hostel and Good Morning Hostel which both offer our members special discount prices.

All the facilities are within 15 minutes on foot from the conference venue and in the city centre. For all the inquiries and reservations, please contact Nenad Jovanović, ELTA coordinator for Belgrade at

Please organize your accommodation well in advance, since rooms get booked quickly.


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IATEFL BESIG Workshop in Belgrade


25 February 2012

with Carl Dowse


An English teacher’s digital toolkit: A practical guide


This workshop is for Business English teachers just starting out, or wishing to refresh their  knowledge of using online tools and resources. It will look at a  range of applications, both familiar and less so, that make the organization, sharing and delivering of their web-based teaching materials easier and more effective. Topics to be covered are:

  • Managing the web – rather than it managing you!
  • Google docs – an introduction to cloud computing for teaching purposes
  • Wikis – a simple and effective way of creating virtual learning environments
  • YouTube – practical advice on getting the most from this video sharing website
  • Mobile learning – a brief introduction

Participants will gain hands on experience of using a variety of  powerful web-based tools that can be used to enhance learning in and beyond the classroom.

Carl Dowse has been involved in English language teaching over 20 years, and currently has a full-timelectureship at the Hochschule fur Ökonomie & Management in Essen, Germany, with overall responsibility for undergraduate business English  courses. Carl  has a keen interest in the use of ICT in language teaching and is a member of the Consultants-E teacher training team and moderates a number of courses including an online version of the Cert  IBET and Moodle training  courses. Carl  also writes teaching materials and develops teacher training materials for world-wide use within the British Council. He is currently the Web Coordinator for the IATEFL Business English Special Interest Group.

To enrol for the conference, please contact Akos Gerold, the IATEFL BESIG Development Coordinator at As the overall number of places and the number of available desktop computers is limited, all participants are kindly asked to bring their laptops if they have one. Please indicate whether you are coming with a laptop when enrolling  for the workshop. The workshop is free of charge, and applications will be processed on a first come – first served basis.



Session 1


Lunch break


Session 2


Coffee break


Session 3




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Learning English Promotional Tour

Have you seen British Council websites for learning English?

Teaching English is a must for teachers, but what else can be done to
improve our students’ English? How about sending them and their
parents online, to learn English while playing games?

Are your students adults or teenagers? Or do they really like
football? There is something for everybody on British Council

In January and February ELTA teachers are on a LearnEnglish Tour with
our partners from British Council with a goal of promoting online,
digital learning.

They are promoting LearnEnglish, LearnEnglishKids and PremiumSkills websites in: Valjevo, Niš, Ub, Osečina, Loznica, Lazarevac, Mionica, Bor, Kruševac, Zrenjanin, Kikinda, Leskovac, Vranje, Vlasotince, Lebane, Medveđa, Kragujevac, Kovin, Smederevo, Jagodina, Vršac, Pančevo, Gornji Milanovac, Čačak, Kraljevo, Užice, Požega, Kosjerić, Vladimirci, Koceljeva and Šabac.

If you teach in any of these towns and would like your colleagues, students or their parents to see the advantages of learning online (for free!) please contact Marija Lukač at