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17TH ELTA SERBIA CONFERENCE

IATEFL BESIG Workshop in Belgrade

IATEFL BESIG Workshop

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 akos.gerold@besig.org. 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.

 

Schedule

Session 1

11:00-12:30

Lunch break

12:30-13:30

Session 2

13:30-15:00

Coffee break

15:00-15:30

Session 3

15:30-17:00

 

Venue

British Council

Terazije 8

Belgrade

 

 

 

 

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
websites.

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 misskovac@gmail.com.

New Challenges, New Chances, New Perspectives Seminars

British Council and ELTA trainers are on the road again to help you, our English language teachers, achieve your full potential. Your students will also benefit from improved language skills, knowledge and a better appreciation of a cultural issues.The seminars on Teacher Development and Peer Coaching, with Charles Dickens and Olympic Games activities for your classroom will be held throughout Serbia in February and March 2012. Please check our site for update. We are coming to a town near you. See you soon!

Nr.PlaceDateTrainersCoordinators     
1.Bujanovac21st JanuaryTatjana Jancić
Marija Lukač
Tatjana Jancić
wintry752000@yahoo.com
2.Vršac21st JanuaryDragana Milanković
Nataša Jonović
Jasmina Arsenijević
mymyjana8@yahoo.com
065 55 24 252
3.Vrbas21st JanuaryOlja Milošević
Gordana Klašnja
Ljiljana Banjanin Ostrogonac
banjo22@ptt.rs
062 11 311 70
4.Loznica11th February
Gimnazija "Vuk Karadžić"
Sanja Čonjagić
Sanja Čonjagić
sanja@premiercentar.com
5.Šabac12th February
Ekonomsko-trgovinska škola
Sanja Čonjagić
Marija Lukač
Sanja Čonjagić
sanja@premiercentar.com
6.Niš19th February
Regionalni centar Niš
Tatjana Jancić
Dragana Milanković
Marija Lukač
misskovac@googlemail.com
7.Sombor
25th February
Gimnazija "Veljko Petrović"
Jelena Matić
Nataša Jonović
Ivana Koh Jerbić
koh.jerbic@gmail.com
8.Leskovac
25th February
Regionalni centar Leskovac
Gabrijela Lukić
Gordana Čanak
Marija Lukač
misskovac@googlemail.com
064 174 73 14
9.Kraljevo25th FebruaryAleksandra Sekulić
Željko Andrijanić
Željko Andrijanić
teacher73yu@gmail.com
064 126 70 25
10.Jagodina26th FebruaryVera Savić
Gordana Čanak
Aleksandra Sekulić
alex92sekulic@gmail.com
11.Užice3rd MarchAleksandra Sekulić
Zorica Jovanović
Svetlana Gavrilović
gavril2002@open.telekom.rs
12.Pančevo3rd MarchDragana Milanković
Vera Savić
Marija Lukač
misskovac@googlemail.com
064 174 73 14
13.Smederevo4th MarchDanijela Serafijanović
Jelena Krstanović Elez
Jasmina Arsenijević
mymyjana8@yahoo.com
065 55 24 252
14.Subotica10th MarchNada Purtić
Jelena Mazurkiević
Ljiljana Banjanin Ostrogonac
banjo22@ptt.rs
062 11 311 70
15.Blace11th MarchGordana Čanak
Željko Andrijanić
Zoran Jozić
osblace@gmail.com
027 370 010
16.Niš11th March
Regionalni centar Niš
Aleksandra Sekulić
Jelena Krstanović Elez
Marija Lukač
misskovac@googlemail.com
17.Pirot11th March
Tehnička škola
Gabrijela Lukić
Marija Lukač
Žana Živković
psiholog@tsp.edu.rs
010 311 269
18.Kruševac17th March
CSU Kruševac
Željko Andrijanić
Jelena Krstanović Elez
CSU Kruševac
info@rcnis.edu.rs
018 202 300
19.Kragujevac18th MarchDanijela Serafijanović
Jelena Matić
Jasmina Arsenijević
mymyjana8@yahoo.com
065 55 24 252
20.Valjevo18th March
Prva osnovna škola
Zorica Jovanović
Sanja Čonjagić
Draginja Ristić
draginja.ristic@gmail.com
063 77 27 121

Towards Better Understanding – 4th year in a row

In early September we had an opportunity to present the TBU 4 project and the 10th ELTA Annual Conference at the Regional Centres of Kruševac, Leskovac and Smederevo. The idea was to get the teachers interested in the acrredited programs at the beginning of a new academic year when the plans for professional development are being made. These presentations resulted in a busy schedule during the months that followed.

The first in a series of TBU 4 seminars was held in The Regional Center of Kruševac on 19th November 2011. The modern venue was a gathering place for about 25 English teachers from Kruševac and nearby towns. TBU seminars are designed and run by Serbian teachers who understand what kind of challenges their fellow colleagues face in their teaching practice. This seminar was another opportunity to tackle the problems of assessing in large classes, limited choice of teaching materials, making a professional development plan and taking different roles as a teacher, which were all addressed in four 90-minute workshops. At the beginning of the seminar, we had another opportunity to invite the teachers to attend ELTA 2012 Conference, share the memories from the past ones and remind them how important it is to be an ELTA member.