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ELTA Happy Day | October 25


Dear colleagues,

ELTA Serbia is the country’s leading English language teaching association. Its key objectives are to promote as widely as possible the benefits of learning English and to encourage high professional standards among members. ELTA works in partnership with the American Embassy, British Council, and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development. It keeps you at the leading-edge of the profession with a range of benefits and services which include:


Tickets to Events:

This includes free entry to webinars, our regular ELT education and accredited development workshops, and a special reduced rate for our 15th ELTA conference in May!


News of ELT-related events sent out bi-monthly by email.

ELTA Journal:

A practitioner-oriented electronic journal based on current theory and research in the field of ELT.

Individual Membership:

Open to anyone involved in English language teaching and academic management for 1500 dinars annually (500 dinars for students) only for payments made on Happy Day, October 25!

2+1 Institutional Membership:

Take care of the professional development needs at your school. Institutional membership allows access to ELTA Serbia events for your teachers. Your schools can pay 2 full membership fees (4000 dinars) and get one gratis!

 These are just a snapshot of the benefits we provide our members.  For more information, you can read the section How to become a member on our website. Please complete the membership form and then simply follow the procedure described in the form itself!Join us on October 25 for yet another ELTA Happy Day!

ELTA team


Please choose one of the proposed online forms to fill out:

ELTA Happy Day & Special Offer for Schools

1 March

ELTA is having Happy Day membership discount again!

Join us on 1 March 2016 for yet another ELTA Happy Day when you will be able to renew your ELTA membership or become a brand new member of the ever-growing community of English teachers, students and ELT professionals.

  • Individual membership rate: 1500 RSD
  • Student membership rate: 500 RSD

For more information, you can read the section How to become a member on our website.

Take care of the professional development needs at your school!

  • 2+1 Institutional Conference Fee* – We would like to use this opportunity to inform you about our special offer for schools for the 14th ELTA Serbia Conference. Your schools can pay 2 conference fees and get one for free!
  • 2+1 Institutional Membership – Institutional membership allows access to ELTA Serbia events for your teachers. Your schools can pay 2 full membership fees (4000 RSD) and get one gratis!

Please complete the membership and/or the registration form and then simply follow the procedure described in the form itself!

For further information please contact

*only for payments made on 1 March 2016 (3+1 offer for schools valid until 22 April 2016)

Plenary Speakers 2017

Igor Lakić

igor_lakic1-200516-11Dr Igor Lakić is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Philology of the University of Montenegro. His research interests include discourse analysis, genre analysis, English syntax, sociolinguistics and ELT. He has published two monographs: Genre Analysis: ESP Discourse and Discourse, Media, War, both published by the University of Montenegro. Igor Lakić is also one of the co-editors of the monograph Academic Discourse Across Cultures published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing and the author of one chapter in the monograph. The University of Montenegro has also published his textbook English Phonetics and Phonology. He has published numerous papers in national and international journals and presented at numerous international conferences. He teaches English Phonology, English Syntax, Discourse Analysis, the Translation of Legal Texts into English, the Translation of Economic Texts into English and Consecutive Interpreting, while also supervising MA and PhD dissertations. Igor Lakić was formerly the Dean of the Institute of Foreign Languages at the University of Montenegro and a member of the Senate of the University. He is a member of the Committee of Experts for Regional and Minority Languages at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.


Sylvie Dolakova

photoSylvie Dolakova (Masaryk University Brno and freelance) is a teacher trainer focusing on teaching English to children aged 4-15 and students-to-be-teachers. She specialises in teaching English through art and stories, publishes language game books and story-based CDs for children, presents at webinars (Czech national educational platform). She also works as an ELT consultant for NILE, Norwich.




Mojca Belak

Mojca Belak a lecturer at the Department of English, University of Ljubljana, where she teaches general English, and British Studies. She is a Pilgrims trainer specialising in creativity in language teaching, and a dedicated member of IATEFL. She likes dancing, distance running and trees.



Tim Bowen

Tim Bowen has taught English and trained teachers in more than 30 countries, including Russia, China, Brazil, Germany, Hungary, Spain and Poland. He graduated in Slavonic languages at the University of Leeds, did a postgraduate Certificate in Education (TESL) at the University College of North Wales, Bangor, and has an MPhil in the field of TEFL from the University of Southampton. He is co-author of The Pronunciation Book (Longman), Inside Teaching (Macmillan), The Book of Pronunciation, Proposals for a Practical Pedagogy (Delta), author of Build Your Business Grammar (Heinle), co-author of the student portfolios for the Straightforward series (Macmillan) and author of teachers’ editions for the Attitude, Expressions, Open Mind, Master Mind, Pulse, Beyond and New Inspiration series (Macmillan). He has been a regular contributor to the Macmillan Onestopenglish site since its inception in 2001. His interests include contrastive linguistics, etymology and pronunciation. He is currently a freelance teacher trainer, author and translator.



Mike Mayor

Mike Mayor is Director, Global Scale of English at Pearson. In this role, Mike heads up research into creating audience-specific learning objectives aligned to the Global Scale of English, working with Content teams to ensure that these learning objectives underpin all new products and services. On leaving university, Mike worked as a teacher of English in France before entering the world of publishing as a lexicographer. Mike joined Pearson in 2003 and headed up the dictionaries list until his move to the Global Scale of English in 2013.




 Julie Wallis 

Julie Wallis has been director of The London School in Thiene, Italy for 25 years. The school is accredited ISO, Veneto Region, AISLi EAQUALS and is currently undergoing IH World accreditation.

She was the AISLi Educational Officer ( for 8 years, organising national conferences and representing AISLi as a speaker at conferences around Europe. She currently holds a position on the committee and publishes materials, writes seminars, courses and workshops for the association.

She has presented and run workshops at a number of international venues and published articles online and for a number of Educational magazines. She works as a leadership coach, teacher trainer, materials developer and course writer.

Her interest in CPD and quality learning has led her to become an inspector for both AISLi and EAQUALS. She believes that working for a Learning Organisation means taking an interest in learning and developing organisations. Her own professional CPD includes working for well-known Teacher Training organisations such as BELL and Pilgrims.

She holds a degree, DELTA and CertIBET and has participated in a number of other courses.


Marjorie Rosenberg

Marjorie Rosenberg taught at the tertiary level for over twenty years in Graz, Austria.  She currently works with corporate clients at a local bank, trains teachers and writes materials. Marjorie has written extensively in the field of business English for (Cambridge University Press, Pearson, Cengage, Macmillan) and is the author of ‘Spotlight on learning styles’ (Delta Publishing) and ‘Creating Activities for Different Learner Types (Wayzgoose Press). Marjorie is currently the IATEFL Vice President, having served as President from April 2015 – April 2017.


Online registration is now open!

14th ELTA Serbia Conference

Learning, relationships, and education are a painstaking endeavor, much like nurturing a garden. It takes time and effort to grow.

What best teachers do is, they teach people, not programs. They provide conditions for their students to grow. They pay attention to each and every student. They listen. They never stop learning. They adopt and adapt. They make a difference.

Are you one of those teachers?

What is obvious to you, might be amazing to others – share your knowledge and experience with us at 14th ELTA Conference!

Abstract submission deadline: 8 March 2016
Early bird registration deadline: 22 April 2016


Please choose one of the proposed online forms to fill out:

Please visit our website regularly for conference updates.

We look forward to seeing you in May!

ELTA team



Provisional Conference Programme 2013

Dear ELTA members, dear colleagues and conference presenters and participants,

We are happy to announce that you may now download the provisional conference programme for our 11th annual ELTA conference to be held from 10th to 11th May in Belgrade.

This year we have over 40 presentations, lectures and workshops, and we hope the program will help you decide which ones you will attend.

Please note that early bird registration ends on 12th April.

For its 11th annual conference, ELTA has chosen a venue in which teachers have been studying for decades.

Faculty of Education, which is a part of the University of Belgrade, will welcome English teachers for the two days in May and we know it will be suitable and comfortable, with all the needs of teachers catered for.

The Main Hall and six other classrooms will be used for presentations and workshops, whereas the second floor gallery will provide the exhibition area for our partners and sponsors.

The staff lounge on the ground floor will double as a quiet room for presenters, and the faculty’s internet club will be open during the event so all the guests can use the computers there.

ELTA couldn’t organize the event without the assistance of many students of the faculty who will be volunteers at the conference.

We hope to see you there!

Your ELTA team

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